One of Greece’s post popular singers, Tolis Voskopoulos, died at the age of 81 following heart failure.
The singer— who also acted in numerous film and theater productions— was a legendary figure in Greek music with dozens of hits to his credit that generations of singers after him continue singing to this day.
According to various Greek news reports, his wife, Angela Gerekou, a former government minister and actress, was at his side at the time of his passing.
Legions of fans and fellow singers dubbed him the “prince of Greek music” and took to social media to bid Voskopoulos farewell, with song titles and lyrics from his songs.
Even Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis shared his sentiments, posting in a Tweet that Voskopoulos left his own, authentic mark on popular Greek music. The singer “lived as he sang,” Mitsotakis Tweeted, and “sang as he lived.”
Amongst his most well-known songs:
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