For the past six years, Greek actor Costas Karras was fighting cancer. Despite the doctors’ hopeful predictions, Costas Karras did not manage to beat his illness. He passed away on Sunday, May 6, early in the morning, at the Medical Center of Athens where he was hospitalized during the last days.
In 2006, the actor was informed that he was cancer-beaten and was given chemotherapy treatment, which unfortunately did not work.
A few months ago, Costas Karras gave an interview to a Greek magazine. He had then said, “I wouldn’t say I’m at my best. I am in such a bad situation now, that I can’t even talk. I am not very strong, but I can move around my house.”
“My doctors tell me that it is OK, that it is nothing serious and I will be healed. Chemotherapy will contribute to this improvement, of course.”
But he had a metastatic tumor of the bones and prostate. He had then stated that he “would beat the cancer.” His wife Aggeliki Mparoutsos and his son Vassilis were supporting him.
Costas Karras was born in Athens in 1938. He studied Political Science in London and Acting at the Drama School of the National Theatre of Greece. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Arts in London as well.
His funeral will be held at the First Cemetery of Athens, but the date is not yet known.
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