The Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis. EFE / KATERINA MAVRONA / Archive
Athens, Sep 2 (EFE) .- The great Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis, one of the most relevant musicians of music in 20th century Greece, died this Thursday at the age of 96.
Theodorakis, who in recent years was on the verge of death several times, passed away at his home in Athens, leaving a huge musical legacy, not only in Greece.
With his composition in 1964 of the musical band of the film “Zorba the Greek” starring Anthony Quinn and directed and edited by Michael Cacoyannis, based on the novel “Life and Adventures of Alexis Zorbas”, by Nikos Kazantzakis, Theodorakis managed to lead the Greek popular music to the whole world.
His militancy on the left led him to be arrested and tortured during different black periods of Greek history, to suffer firsthand the consequences of authoritarianism and to be forced into exile.