Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis passed away on September 2 in Athens at the age of 96. He was most famous for the soundtrack of Zorba the Greek, a three-Oscar film worn by Anthony Quinn.
Composer for the cinema since 1953, the Greek Mikis Theodorakis signed some of the most beautiful soundtracks of the 7th Art. He had worked with Michael Powell (Honeymoon), Raymond Rouleau (Les Amants de Teruel), Jules Dassin (Phèdre), Costa-Gavras (Z) or Sidney Lumet (Serpico).
His six-time collaboration with Michael Cacoyannis for Electre (1962), Zorba le Grec (one of his most famous compositions, 1964), Les Troyennes and Iphigénie will be one of the most successful on the big screen.
He died at the age of 96 in Athens and was still in office. He was to work on the music for a feature film currently being filmed under the title The Greek Job, the first production of the Greek Anthem Moss with Billy Zane and Eric Roberts.