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Iconic Greek Pop Singer Dakis Passed Away

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Iconic Greek pop singer Dakis has passed away at the age of 78, his friend Loukila Carrer Plessa confirmed Sunday morning on Twitter.

The Alexandria-born performer kicked off his singing career in 1964 and had since recorded 39 albums and 19 singles in Greek, English, and French.

Some of his early hits were the French-language songs “Monsieur Cannibal,” “Tu Veux ou tu veux pas,” “Mourir ou vivre,” and “Gaston.”

He also spoke Italian, Spanish, and Arabic, which enabled him to perform in numerous languages.

Numerous important collaborations of Dakis in Greece and abroad

Dakis worked with great Greek composers like Mimis Plessas and Giorgos Katsaros.

In his long career, Dakis collaborated with top international performers and composers, such as the Rolling Stones, Milva, Charles Aznavour, Joe Dassin, Sacha Distel, and Demis Roussos.

Alongside his singing career, Dakis appeared in many theatre plays, films, and TV shows in Greece, and of course, performed live residency gigs at the best known night clubs of Athens over the years.

Dakis represented Greece in international singing festivals on numerous occasions, winning prizes and awards.

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