Legendary Greek composer Yannis Markopoulos laid to rest in Athens

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Hundreds of people attended Yannis Markopoulos’ funeral on Thursday at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens, ekathimerini.com has reported.

Greece’s President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the General Secretary of the Greek Communist Party Dimitris Koutsoumbas, PASOK leader Nikos Androuloukis, as well as dozens of representatives of the arts and politics world were present at the funeral.

Yannis Markopoulos.

The eulogy was delivered by Androulakis at the request of the family, whilst Mitsotakis also delivered a speech and said Markopoulos was a “true citizen of the world who was part of our history for many years.”

Markopoulos was one of Greece’s most legendary composers. He died on June 10, 2023 after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Vasiliki and daughter.

Source: ekathimerini.com

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