Vangelis, composer of the Chariots Of Fireplace tune – one in every of movie’s most renowned rankings – has died elderly 79.
Greek High Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis tweeted “Vangelis Papathanassiou is now not amongst us”.
Media within the nation mentioned he had died on Wednesday in a French health center.
Born Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou, he additionally composed the tune for lots of different movies and TV displays, together with Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner.
It was once 1981’s Oscar-winning easiest movie, Chariots Of Fireplace, that gave him his step forward.
He received easiest authentic ranking for the tune that accompanies the well-known slow-motion working sequences.
Its opening piano traces and use of the synthesizer are in an instant recognisable to thousands and thousands of film lovers.
Vangelis had no formal tune coaching and after taking part in with rock bands in Greece, he left for Paris at 25 within the wake of a coup in his house nation.
He advanced a zeal for digital synthesizers, which have been new on the time, and used them to style the melodic sounds that become his trademark.