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Emblematic Greek painter, Alekos Fasianos, passes away at 86

One of Greece’s most important contemporaneity painters, Alekos Fasianos, passed away at the age of 86 early Sunday evening.  He died in his home, surrounded by his wife and their two children. In the last years he was suffering from  health problems. The emblematic painter sealed with his works a …

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Legendary singer Tolis Voskopoulos passes away at 81

Legendary singer Tolis Voskopoulos passes away at the age of 81 in an Athens hospital on Monday morning. He was one of the most popular modern Greek singers and composers. He also starred in many films and performed in theater plays. His fans called his “The Prince.” One of Voskopoulos’ …

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George Bizos, legendary lawyer of Nelson Mandela, passes away at 92

Greek-South African veteran lawyer George Bizos who defended Nelson Mandela and other anti-apartheid activists passed away at 92 in Johannesburg on Wednesday. He was noted for representing Nelson Mandela during the Rivonia Trial. He instructed Mandela to add the qualification “if needs be” to his trial address, which is credited …

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Non-conformist poet Dinos Christianopoulos passes away at 89

Enfant terrible of Greek contemporary literature,  poet Dinos Christianopoulos passed away at the age of 89 on Tuesday. The real name of the short stories author, essayist, researcher and published was Konstantinos Dimitriadis. Christianopoulos was born in Thessaloniki, to a family of refugees from Eastern Thrace. He studied at the …

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Greece’s popular comedian Kostas Voutsas dies at 88

One of Greece’s most popular comedy actors, Kostas Voutsas, passed away at the age of 88 following successful career in cinema, theater and television that lasted full seventy years. Τhe “eternal teenager” handed out lots of laughter and joy to millions of Greeks. The beloved actor was in life support …

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Great Greek poet, Kiki Dimoula, passed away at 89

Great Greek poet, Kiki Dimoula, passed away on Saturday afternoon, following days in intensive care unit of a private hospital in Athens. According to a statement issued by the hospital she died of a heart failure following suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In one of her speeches about …

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Usco, the famous little bear on wheelchair, passed away

Usco, the famous little bear on a wheelchair, passed away earlier this week succumbing to kidney failure. Usco was the first bear in the world that used a wheelchair and a rare case of wildlife using such a device.. Cub Usco was found injured and with a broken spine next …

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Music composer Giannis Spanos passes away at the age of 85

One of the biggest Greek music composers, Giannis Spanos, passed away at the age of 85 on Thursday.  The announcement of his sudden death shocked the Greek music scene, the many colleagues and singers with whom he cooperated in his long career. Spanos was preparing several performances together with composers …

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Rock musician Lavrentis Machairitsas passes away at 63 (videos)

His songs marked a whole generation of Greeks. Rock musician, song-writer and composer Lavrentis Machairitsas passed away at the age of 63 on Monday morning, following a heart attack. His voice and songs marked an entire generation of Greeks, he left his stamp on the Greek music scene with songs …

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Lara, the first guide dog in Greece, passes away at the age of 16

Lara, the first guide dog in Greece, passed away at the age of 16. The black Labrador Retriever was a symbol for people with vision problems in the country. Inspired by Lara, her owner, psychologist and blind by birth Ioanna-Maria Gertsou had established a Guide Dog School and named it …

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Greece’s Crazy Girl, actress Zoi Laskari, passed away at 73

She was THE beauty of the golden age of the Greek cinema industry and the country’s ‘Crazy Girl’ after a song she sang in one of her best films. Zoi Laskari. She was found dead in her home in Porto Rafti on Friday. She was 73 years old. Crazy Girl …

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Kostas Efimeros, founder of independent media The Press Project dies at 42

The founder and the soul of Greek independent media The Press Project, Kostas Efimeros, passed away at the age of 42. He died after a heart attack on Tuesday morning. His partner Graneta Karatza confirmed the new with a post on Facebook. posted the news on social media. “My Kostas …

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Music legend Loukianos Kilaidonis passes away at the age of 74

One of Greece’s music legends, composer, songwriter and singer, Loukianos Kilaidonis passed away at the age of 74 his family announced on Tuesday. In the last days, Kilaidonis was hospitalized in an Athens hospital. He had long suffered from heart problems. He died of heart failure and respiratory infection. He …

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Oldest Greek passes away at the age of 112!

The oldest Greek passed away at the age of 112. His name was Theodoros Masouras and he was farmer from profession. His hobby was writing poetry. He was from a village in Ileia, Western Peloponesse and had moved to Achaia years ago. During his long life he witnessed the most …

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Unforgettable! George Michael enters stage holding the Greek flag (video)

The death of George Michael on Christmas day shocked the world. And this not only because his hit Last Christmas has been playing all over since 1984. He was just 53 years old. A day after his death was announced everything about him has been written by international media and …

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Former President Kostis Stephanopoulos passed away at the age of 90

One of the most popular Greek politician and president of the Republic, Konstantinos (Kostis) Stephanopoulos passed away at the age of 90. The conservative politician served as President of the Greek Republic two consecutive terms from 1995 to 2005. He was admitted to a hospital in Athens on Tuesday diagnosed …

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Actor Andreas Barkoulis passed away at the age of 80

Famous Greek actor Andreas Barkoulis passed away at the age of 80 in an Athens hospital where he was struggling against cardio-respiratory problems. Andreas Barkoulis was an actor for cinema, theater and television. Born in Piraeus on August 4, 1936, he studied acting and during his graduation he was featured …

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