Greek designer Michalis Aslanis found dead in Athens apartment

Fashion designer Michalis Aslanis has been found dead in his apartment in Kolonaki, central Athens. He was 65.

Reports said prescription pills were found at his home, but it is unclear if his death was a suicide or accidental.

An autopsy is underway to determine the exact cause of death.

According to media reports, Aslanis faced serious economic problems. In a recent interview, the designer claimed to have fallen victim of fraud by two of his close aides.

Aslanis graduated from Bakalo School of Design in Athens where he mastered in decoration, graphic arts, history of art and theatre. He began a professional career in fashion in 1974. His work was showcased at numerous shows at home and abroad.