Vangelis, a Greek composer and musician who has gained fame for his many musical compositions, such as the soundtrack to “Blade Runner” and “Chariots of Fire,” has died at the age of 79. His representatives confirmed that the musician died in a hospital in France, where he was receiving treatment.
Vangelis won an Oscar for the 1981 soundtrack to Chariots of Fire.
His musical compositions dedicated to the piano became world-famous, and his album “Nocturne – Piano Album” reached number 1 on the US music charts.
Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou (born March 29, 1943) is a Greek composer who became famous for his soundtracks for films such as “Chariots of Fire,” and “Blade Runner.” Bitter Moon ”,“ 1492 – Conquest of Paradise / 1492: Conquest of Paradise ”, for numerous documentaries, collaborations with Jon Anderson, and Irene Papas, and theater performances, scientific, sporting, and artistic events.
With over 50 years of music in which he has released over 52 albums, Vangelis is considered one of the greatest electronic music composers of all time, but he has also released albums of ambient, classical, and progressive rock music. The artist was also successful with the rock band Aphrodite’s Child.
He was twice nominated for a Golden Globe, in 1983 and 1993, for the soundtracks of “Blade Runner” and “1492: Conquest of Paradise.”