Demis Roussos, the internationally acclaimed Greek singer, died early on Sunday morning aged 68.
Born on 15 June 1946, he was raised in Alexandria, Egypt, by his Greek engineer father and his Egyptian-Italian mother.
The family moved to Greece after losing all their possessions during the Suez Crisis.
Roussos enjoyed a string of international successes as a solo performer in the Seventies, after being a member of progressive rock group Aphrodite’s Child.
He went on to sell over 60 million records worldwide.
His death will no doubt come as another shock for Greece, after the election of the far left anti-austerity party Syriza.