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Greek Classic Cinema Actor Nikos Xanthopoulos Dies at 89

Nikos Xanthopoulos, one of the most prominent actors of Greek classical cinema, has passed away at the age of 89 from chronic heart disease. Xanthopoulos had been hospitalized and remained in intensive care at a hospital in Athens, Greece for...

50 Cent, Argyros Announce Surprise Concert in Athens, Greece

Legendary rapper 50 Cent will be in Athens, Greece to participate in a unique concert with Greek popular singer Konstantinos Argyros. The concert that will take place at the Olympic Stadium in Athens will be the final act of...

Greek Folk Music Legend Filio Pyrgaki Dies Aged 81

One of the most prominent members of the folk music of Greece, Filio Pyrgaki, died at the age of 81.

Greek Rebetiko Musician Agathonas Iakovidis Passes Away at Age 65

Greece's well-known Rebetiko musician Agathonas Iakovidis passed away suddenly in Thessaloniki at the age of 65 on Wednesday, according to information from the website thestival.gr. The famed musician, who was not known to have had any chronic health ailments, was...

Famous Folk Songwriter Kostas Virvos Passes Away

Kostas Virvos, a well-known Greek folk songwriter and lyricist passed away at the age of 89, after suffering from serious health problems and a severe stroke. Virvos was born in 1926 in Trikala, Thessaly. He graduated from Panteion University...

Greek Violinist Giorgos Koros Dies Aged 91

The well know Greek violinist Giorgos Koros has died aged 91. He was born on March 19, 1923 at Andronianoi on the island of Evia, Greece. His father was a cantor and Koros grew up listening to Byzantine music. “I'm self-taught. My...

Famous Greek Folk Artist Domna Samiou Passes Away

Prominent Greek folk artist Domna Samiou passed away on Saturday evening at the age of 84. The singer and researcher of Greek traditional music had been recently admitted to hospital due to health related problems. The folk singer was suffering...