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Former Supreme Governor of AHEPA Michael Manios Passes Away

Past Supreme Governor of AHEPA Michael Manios passed away on Friday, June 26 at the age of eighty-five, having been a 50-year member of the Zeus "88" Chapter of the Greek-American fraternal organization in Warren, OH. Manios had also served...

He was Screaming “I Can’t Breathe,” Says Mother of Greek American Dying from Police Taser

The mother of George Zapantis, the Greek American who suffered a fatal heart attack after being tasered at least twice by officers in New York on Sunday, revealed on Thursday that her son was screaming "I can't breathe". Speaking on Mega...

Family Demands Answers in George Zapantis Death from Police Taser

  The Greek-American community of Whitestone, NY remains in shock and the family is demanding answers from police after twenty-nine-year old George Zapantis suffered a fatal heart attack after being tasered twice by officers after he was arrested while brandishing a...

Greek-American Man Dies After Being Tasered Twice by Police

Twenty-nine-year-old George Zapantis suffered a fatal heart attack after he was tasered twice by arresting officers in his Whitestone, NY home on Sunday, June 21. Officers from the 109th Precinct responded to a 911 call at around 9:30 pm from...

Missing Doctor Theodore Giannaris Found Dead in NY

81-year-old Greek-American physician Theodore Giannaris was tragically found dead in Manhattan after having gone missing since June 7, 2020. According to his family, Dr. Giannaris left that Sunday morning to go for his usual walk, but without having taken his...

Dying Old, Dying Young: Greek Myths and Coronavirus

By: Chris Mackie* The loss of life from the spread of coronavirus has been on an enormous scale. In the USA more Americans have now died from COVID-19 than in the entire Vietnam war. Notwithstanding some poignant and passionate speeches by...

Greece Confirms Two More Coronavirus Deaths, Cases Jump to 228

Greek health authorities on Saturday announced that two more people have died from coronavirus, bringing the total fatalities in the country to three. They both had serious underlying health problems, the Health Ministry said. Total cases in the country have...

Pakistani Couple Succumbs to Gas Heater Fumes in Downtown Athens

A Pakistani couple was discovered dead in their home in downtown Athens’ Metaxourgeio district in the early hours of Friday. It is thought that they most likely passed away as a result of inhaling fumes from a gas heater. The...

George Michael’s Sister Melanie Panayiotou Dies on Anniversary of Michael’s Death

Melanie Panayiotou, the sister of famed Greek Cypriot singer and former Wham! member George Michael, died on Christmas Day 2019, on the third anniversary of her brother's death. George Michael was found dead in his home in Oxfordshire, England, on...

Refugee Dies in Container Fire in Greece's Lesvos Migrant Camp

A 27-year-old female Afghan refugee burned to death early on Thursday morning in the container in which she was living with her family in the Cara Tepe refugee camp, on the island of Lesvos. The woman was living in the...