Articles | Obituary | tags | ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini en null null Wed, 26 Aug 2020 03:26:41 GMT 2020-08-26T03:26:41Z en null null ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini Influential Greek poet Christianopoulos dies http://www.ekathimerini daily/life/influential-greek-poet-christianopoulos-dies

Greek academic and literary figure Dinos Christianopoulos died Tuesday in Thessaloniki, where he had resided since his birth. He was 89. 

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 19:13:39 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/life/influential-greek-poet-christianopoulos-dies 2020-08-11T19:13:39Z
Writer, former first lady Amalia Megapanou dies at age 91 http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/writer-former-first-lady-amalia-megapanou-dies-at-age-91

Amalia Megapanou, a writer and folk-art historian best known as the wife of the late prime minister Konstantinos Karamanlis, has died at the age of 91, it was announced on Tuesday.

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 10:12:53 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/writer-former-first-lady-amalia-megapanou-dies-at-age-91 2020-06-02T10:12:53Z
Gene Rossides, architect of the 1974 US arms embargo on Turkey, dies http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/gene-rossides-architect-of-the-1974-us-arms-embargo-on-turkey-dies

Gene Rossides, who passed away last Saturday at the age of 92, was a historic figure in the Greek-American community and the main force behind the US arms embargo against Turkey after the invasion of Cyprus.

Tue, 19 May 2020 06:47:36 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/gene-rossides-architect-of-the-1974-us-arms-embargo-on-turkey-dies 2020-05-19T06:47:36Z
American Hellenic Institute founder Eugene Rossides, 92, dies http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/american-hellenic-institute-founder-eugene-rossides-92-dies

The founder of the American Hellenic Institute (AHI) and one of the most active proponents of Greek, Cypriot and Greek-American interests in Washington, DC, Eugene (Gene) Rossides has died, the AHI said in an announcement on Monday. He was 92.

Tue, 19 May 2020 05:47:57 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/american-hellenic-institute-founder-eugene-rossides-92-dies 2020-05-19T05:47:57Z
Former Greek health minister, cardiologist Kremastinos, dies (update) http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/former-greek-health-minister-cardiologist-kremastinos-dies-update

Greece’s former health minister, cardiologist and university professor Dimitris Kremastinos, has died of the new coronavirus, Greek officials said Friday. He was 78.

Fri, 08 May 2020 09:52:14 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/former-greek-health-minister-cardiologist-kremastinos-dies-update 2020-05-08T09:52:14Z
Greek soprano Jeannette Pilou dies at 83 http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/greek-soprano-jeannette-pilou-dies-at-83

Prominent Greek soprano Jeannette Pilou, whose career included performances at international stages and the Greek National Opera, died on Monday at the age of 83, state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported.

Tue, 28 Apr 2020 14:47:59 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/greek-soprano-jeannette-pilou-dies-at-83 2020-04-28T14:47:59Z
ERC 'deeply shocked' over death of prominent Greek scientist http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/erc-deeply-shocked-over-death-of-prominent-greek-scientist

The European Research Council (ERC) said it was “deeply shocked” by the death of prominent Greek scientist and researcher Theodore Papazoglou, who died on April 13 at the age of 57 after contracting the coronavirus.

Fri, 17 Apr 2020 08:10:37 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/erc-deeply-shocked-over-death-of-prominent-greek-scientist 2020-04-17T08:10:37Z
Eminent scientist Theodore Papazoglou dies at 57 after contracting coronavirus http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/eminent-scientist-theodore-papazoglou-dies-at-57-after-contracting-coronavirus

The eminent scientist and researcher Theodore Papazoglou has died at the age of 57 after contracting the coronavirus, reports said on Monday. 

Mon, 13 Apr 2020 08:21:54 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/eminent-scientist-theodore-papazoglou-dies-at-57-after-contracting-coronavirus 2020-04-13T08:21:54Z
Periklis Korovesis, leftist activist, dies aged 79 http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/periklis-korovesis-leftist-activist-dies-aged-79

Leftist author and journalist Periklis Korovesis died on Saturday after a brief illness in hospital. He was 79.

Sat, 11 Apr 2020 14:06:00 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/periklis-korovesis-leftist-activist-dies-aged-79 2020-04-11T14:06:00Z
The nation lowered its flags and bowed in respect to a great Greek http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/the-nation-lowered-its-flags-and-bowed-in-respect-to-a-great-greek

A lot has been said about Manolis Glezos, the proud Greek who was the first to publicly stand up to the Nazis and humiliate Hitler by taking down the swastika flag from the Acropolis.

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:04:50 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/the-nation-lowered-its-flags-and-bowed-in-respect-to-a-great-greek 2020-04-02T12:04:50Z
The end of an era http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/the-end-of-an-era

The death in February of Greek writer Alki Zei, at the age of 97, closes not only a life of distinguished authorship but also a period of Greek history which is about to come under review.

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:23:05 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/comment/the-end-of-an-era 2020-04-01T12:23:05Z
Resistance hero Manolis Glezos dies aged 97 http://www.ekathimerini daily/in-images/resistance-hero-manolis-glezos-dies-aged-97

Veteran leftist and World War II resistance fighter Manolis Glezos died Monday at the age of 97. He died of heart failure at a central Athens hospital after being admitted on March 18. Respected across the Greek political spectrum, he was most famous for climbing the walls of the Acropolis in 1941 to take down the Nazi flag. He was sentenced to death in absentia. Politically active until the end, he strongly campaigned against austerity during the debt crisis. In 2012, he was elected MP with leftist SYRIZA and gained a seat in the European Parliament two years later. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis paid tributes to Glezos, calling him “a genuine patriot and true fighter.” He will be given a state funeral. [Orestis Panagiotou/EPA]

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 19:43:32 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/in-images/resistance-hero-manolis-glezos-dies-aged-97 2020-03-30T19:43:32Z
Politicians pay tribute to passing of leftist icon Glezos http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/politicians-pay-tribute-to-passing-of-leftist-icon-glezos

Politicians from across the spectrum paid homage to Manolis Glezos, the veteran leftist and resistance fighter who died at the age of 97.

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:39:04 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/politicians-pay-tribute-to-passing-of-leftist-icon-glezos 2020-03-30T11:39:04Z
Veteran leftist and resistance fighter Manolis Glezos dies at 97 http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/veteran-leftist-and-resistance-fighter-manolis-glezos-dies-at-97

Veteran leftist and resistance fighter Manolis Glezos has died at the age of 97. 

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:03:13 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/veteran-leftist-and-resistance-fighter-manolis-glezos-dies-at-97 2020-03-30T11:03:13Z
Greek novelist Alki Zei dies at 97 http://www.ekathimerini daily/life/greek-novelist-alki-zei-dies-at-97

Much-awarded Greek novelist Alki Zei, whose work has been translated in more than 30 languages, has died at her home at the age of 97, her publisher announced. 

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 10:54:51 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/life/greek-novelist-alki-zei-dies-at-97 2020-02-28T10:54:51Z
Popular comedy actor Voutsas dies at 88 http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/popular-comedy-actor-voutsas-dies-at-88

Popular comedy actor Kostas Voutsas, who acted in more than 200 films, plays and TV series in a career spanning over six decades, died on Wednesday. He was 88.

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 06:32:42 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/popular-comedy-actor-voutsas-dies-at-88 2020-02-26T06:32:42Z
Kiki Dimoula, acclaimed poet, dies at 88 http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/kiki-dimoula-acclaimed-poet-dies-at-88

Kiki Dimoula, an acclaimed Greek poet and Academy of Athens member, has died at the age of 88.

Sat, 22 Feb 2020 19:39:58 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/kiki-dimoula-acclaimed-poet-dies-at-88 2020-02-22T19:39:58Z
Yiannis Tseklenis: Farewell to a tireless nonconformist http://www.ekathimerini daily/life/yiannis-tseklenis-farewell-to-a-tireless-nonconformist

He was a shining exception to a tough rule: the one that for some reason or another often stands in the path of a Made in Greece brand.

Sun, 02 Feb 2020 07:02:07 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/life/yiannis-tseklenis-farewell-to-a-tireless-nonconformist 2020-02-02T07:02:07Z
Yannis Tseklenis, titan of Greek fashion, passes http://www.ekathimerini daily/life/yannis-tseklenis-titan-of-greek-fashion-passes

We revisit one of his final interviews of Yannis Tseklenis, one of the most influential Greek designers in modern history, following his passing.

Fri, 31 Jan 2020 09:28:53 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/life/yannis-tseklenis-titan-of-greek-fashion-passes 2020-01-31T09:28:53Z
Designer Yannis Tseklenis dies, leaving legacy of bold prints http://www.ekathimerini daily/in-images/designer-yannis-tseklenis-dies-leaving-legacy-of-bold-prints

Pioneering Greek fashion designer Yannis Tseklenis died on Wednesday at the age of 82, the Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, to which he donated his work, announced on Thursday. Tseklenis, who is credited with putting Greek fashion on the map in the 1970s with his bold prints and comfortable silhouettes, started out in the mid-1960s as a fabric designer. He retired in 1991 after branching out into various related fields, including interior design, and expanded his business across the world, from the United States to Iran. He is seen here talking to a group of visitors at a retrospective of his work in the Peloponnesian town of Nafplio in November 2018. [Evangelos Bougiotis/ANA-MPA]

Fri, 31 Jan 2020 06:35:38 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/in-images/designer-yannis-tseklenis-dies-leaving-legacy-of-bold-prints 2020-01-31T06:35:38Z