Vangelis, composer of “Blade Runner” bands and “fire trolleys

The Greek composer died at 79, announced, Thursday evening, the Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

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The Greek composer of Blade Runner, fire trolleys and 1492: Christophe Columbus, Vangelis Papathanassiou, nicknamed “Vangelis”, died at 79, announced, Thursday evening, May 19, Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis On twitter .

Vangelis papathanassiou is no longer with us. (…) The world of music has lost [the artist] International Vangelis. The protagonist of electronic sound, Oscars, myth and great successes.

Born on March 29, 1943 near the city of Volos in Central Greece, this self -taught had drawn its inspiration from space exploration, nature, futuristic architecture, New Testament and the student movement of May 68.

Oscar -winned soundtrack

Considered one of the pioneers of electronic music, Vangelis also recently signed the anthem of the Football World Cup, which will take place from November 21 to December 18, 2022 in Qatar. His soundtrack for fire trolleys has been anicarized against John Williams’ music made for the first film by Indiana Jones in 1982.

“It is with great sadness that we announce that the Great Greek Vangelis Papathanassiou died late on the night of Tuesday May 17,” announced his lawyer quoted on Thursday, by the Greek news agency Ana. According to several Greek media, Vangelis died of COVVI-19 in France, where he often stayed, as in London and Athens.

m. Mitsotakis also stressed that Vangelis’ second name was Ulysses. “For us, the Greeks means that he started his big journey on fire trolleys. From there, he will always send us his notes,” tweeted Mr. Mitsotakis.

Among the dozen original bands he composed are those of the film by Costa-Gavras Missing, Lunes de Fiel, Roman Polanski, and Alexandre, Oliver Stone.

/Media reports.