Journalist Giorgos Trangas died in an Athens hospital in the early hours of Tuesday after being admitted 10 days ago with serious symptoms of Covid-19. He was 72 years old.
According to an announcement from the Sotiria Hospital, Trangas died in intensive care shortly after 3 a.m.
He is said to have had underlying health problems and was not vaccinated against Covid-19. He announced testing positive for the coronavirus on social media on November 30 and was admitted to Sotiria on December 4 after his condition deteriorated.
Regarded as one of Greece’s more influential and controversial populist voices, with numerous shows on television and radio, the one-time publisher and recently founder of the small Free People party had been a vocal proponent of the anti-vaccination movement.