Mikis Theodorakis’ Death after Hospitalization for Heart Issue
Sadly, the beloved Greek composer whose rousing music inspired millions of people around the world passed away. Mikis Theodorakis’ death was announced on Thursday, September 2, 2021.
Mikis Theodorakis’ cause of death is not confirmed; however, he had multiple hospitalizations in recent years, mostly for heart treatment. US day News doesn’t confirm or refuse this reason for his death, but we are waiting for more official information, so stay with us.
Mikis Theodorakis’ death at his home in central Athens was confirmed on state television, and the Greek foreign minister also confirmed his death by sending condolences to the family on Twitter.
His prolific career was started at the age of 17 and produced a huge variety of works that varied from somber symphonies to film scores for “Serpico” and “Zorba the Greek” and popular television works.
He also is remembered by the Greeks for his stubborn opposition to postwar regimes that persecuted him and outlawed his music. Mikis wrote music that became intertwined with the history and social developments in Greece in the postwar years. His music provided “encouragement, consolation, protest, and support in the darker periods of our recent history.”
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Mikis Theodorakis’ Cause of Death May Relate Heart Issue
Mikis Theodorakis’ cause of death is not revealed officially, but he had multiple hospitalizations for heart treatment in recent years. He passed away at the age of 96.
Mikis was exposed to music and politics from a young age and started writing music and poetry in his teens, as Greece entered World WarII. He was arrested during the war by the country’s Italian and German occupiers for his involvement in left-wing revolution groups.
Some of those groups opposed the government and monarchy, leading to a 1946-1949 civil war in which the Communist-backed rebels eventually lost.
The legend was sentenced and sent to remote Greek islands and the infamous “re-education” camp on an island near Athens. As a result of severe beatings and pain, Mikis suffered broken limbs, respiratory problems, and other injuries that risked his health for the rest of his life.
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Reactions to Mikis Theodorakis’ Death
Several fans, friends, and supporters reacted and stated their condolences on social media websites following this tragic news.
Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said in a statement: “He lived with passion, a life dedicated to music, the arts, our country and its people, dedicated to the ideas of freedom, justice, equality, social solidarity.”
An online user wrote: “Rest in Peace. Mikis Theodorakis, the legendary Greek composer, died today at the age of 96. A defender of human rights and peace. He will be missed, but his legacy will live on.”
Another tweeted: “Mikis Theodorakis will not only be remembered as the most renowned Greek composer in history but also as an icon of resistance to dictatorship.”
One of his fans wrote that “The Greece just lost one of its greatest advocates for justice and freedom. RIP Mikis Theodorakis.”
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