Vangelis

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Birthday
29, 1943
Birthplace
Agria, Greece
DEATH DATE
May 17, 2022 (79)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
29, 1943
Birthplace
Agria, Greece
DEATH DATE
May 17, 2022 (79)

About

Academy Award-winning composer is best known for his work on the 1981 historical drama Chariots of Fire and the science fiction masterpiece Blade Runner. He released over 50 albums throughout his prolific career. 

Before Fame

During the 1960's he worked with the bands Forminx and Aphrodite's Child.

Trivia

He created the official Anthem for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. His 1990 album The City was recorded in Rome. 

Family Life

His full name is Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou. He was married to a painter named Veronique Skawinska but the couple divorced.

Associated With

He collaborated with directors Ridley Scott and Hugh Hudson.