Popular singer Yiannis Poulopoulos dies

Popular singer Yiannis Poulopoulos dies

Popular Greek singer Giannis Poulopoulos died late Sunday at the age of 79, it was reported on Monday.

The singer had been in the intensive care unit of the capital’s Attikon Hospital for treatment for serious health problems, sources said.

Born in the village of Kardamili, in the Peloponnese’s Messinia region, Poulopoulos became a household name with a series of hits in the 1960s. He collaborated with the country’s most eminent composers including Mikis Theodorakis, Giannis Spanos and Mimis Plessas.

Poulopoulos also appeared in numerous films during what became known as the golden era of Greek cinema in the 1950s and 60s.

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