A Famous film composer and synth pioneer Vangelis Papathanassiou has died at 79
The composer who gave the synth-driven voice to the film Charities of Fire has died. He was 79 years old
According to his assistant, Lefteris Germas, Vangelis died on May 17 in a Paris hospital.
Vangelis Evangelos Odysseus Papatanassi was born in the Greek town of Agria.
Vangelis Papathanassiou was a self-taught musician who became a young piano prodigy.
He then moved to Paris and co-founded Aphrodite’s Child, a popular prog-rock group.
The band eventually split and Vangelis secured a solo record deal with RCA Records.