A public funeral for legendary Demis Roussos is to take place on Friday, January 30, at the First Cemetery of Athens, a resting place for many Greek politicians and cultural figures.
Demis Roussos has died on Sunday, January 25, at the age of 68.
Demis Roussos, who was famous for his high-pitched voice and melodies inspired by Greek folklore, sold about 60 million records worldwide.
He had long struggled with his weight, but he later trimmed down and even wrote a diet book called A Question of Weight.
In subsequent years Demis Roussos suffered ill-health that kept him chair-bound.
He recorded and toured until 2009, when he released his last album.
One of Demis Roussos’ last public appearances was in Athens in 2013, when he received the Legion of Honor – France’s highest distinction – for his life’s work.