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Greece mourns Mikis Theodorakis, composer and political activist

Composer of ‘Zorba the Greek’ has died at the age of 96.

ATHENS — Greece is to hold three days of mourning in memory of Mikis Theodorakis, the composer of “Zorba the Greek” whose political defiance made him a national symbol of resistance, who has died at the age of 96.

  • Politico

The cause of death was cardiopulmonary arrest, according to a statement on his website.

Theodorakis’ work ranges from rousing songs based on major Greek poetic works — many of which remain left-wing anthems — to operas, ballets and film scores.

He was perhaps best known internationally for his scores for the films “Zorba the…

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