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Vangelis (Papathanassiou, Evangelos Odyssey) (Composer)

Born: 29th March 1943, Agria, Greece

<em>Died:</em> France

Nationality: Greek

Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou known professionally as Vangelis ( vang-GHEL-iss; Greek: Βαγγέλης [vaɲˈɟelis]), is a Greek musician and composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, and orchestral music. He is best known for his Academy Award-winning score to Chariots of Fire (1981), as well as for composing scores to the films Blade Runner (1982), Missing (1982), Antarctica (1983), The Bounty (1984), 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), and Alexander (2004), and for the use of his music in the 1980 PBS documentary series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage by Carl Sagan.

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Obituary, Vangelis (1943-2022)

The eclectic musician and composer Vangelis, known particularly for his popular soundtracks from the 1980s and 1990s, has died.

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