Greek composer Vangelis, known for music to ‘1492’ and ‘Blade Runner’, dies aged 79

The Greek Prime Minister announced his death on Twitter.

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The Greek composer Vangelis, Papathanasiou, nicknamed Vangelis, author notably of the music of 1492: Christopher Columbus, blade runnerfrom chariots of fire and the anthem of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, has died at the age of 79, announced on Twitter (in Greek) Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

“Vangelis Papathanassiou is no longer with us”tweeted the Prime Minister. “The music world has lost [l’artiste] International Vangelis”adds his tweet.

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