Mikis Theodorakis died on Thursday 2nd September 2021, in Athens. The Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis decreed three days of national mourning in his honour. His body lay in state in a chapel of the Cathedral of Athens, where hundreds of admirers queued to pay him a last homage. On 9 September, he was taken by boat to Crete and buried, according to his clearly expressed wishes, in the family tomb in the cemetery of Galatas, near Chania. Mitsotakis and the President of the Hellenic Republic were both present.
Theodorakis lives on: through his music, his writings and his poems; through his unceasing struggle for the humanistic values of freedom and brotherhood, his courageous resistance and political activity; through his exemplary commitment to the cause of Greece and the Greek people.

Mikis lives on in our memories and in our hearts.

Long live Mikis Theodorakis!

Ariel Wagner,
Beidweiler, 10.9.2021

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