Vangelis Film Composer Dies at 79

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Vangelis, The Greek-born musician and composer who won the academy award for the film 'CHARIOTS OF FIRE'

Has died at the age of 79

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On Tuesday, May 17, Lefteris Zermas, assistant of Vangelis, confirmed that the composer died at the hospital in Paris.

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Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the prime minister of Greece, also confirmed his death. He tweeted ...

"Vangelis Papathanassiou is no longer among us,"

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Vangelis began playing piano at the age of 4, but he never learned to read notes and write.

"Orchestration, composition - they teach these things in music schools, but there are some things you can never teach. You can't teach creation," Vangelis said in 1982

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Vangelis's cause of death has not been revealed

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