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Greek Australian dies in tragic car accident

Johnny Naxakis was killed while on his way to the cemetery to visit his mother's grave

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14 December 2016

Just three months ago, Johnny Naxakis lost his mother Dionysia.

Struggling to accept a life without her, he would visit her grave at the Werribee Cemetery each day and light a candle for her.

But last Saturday would be the last time for the 41-year-old, after he was killed in a tragic car accident on Cemetery Road.

Mr Naxakis leaves behind his grieving partner Despina Theodoridis, father Michael, siblings Anthony, Paras and Michael, along with extended family and friends who were left in shock.

Well-known and loved within the entertainment industry, he worked as an event manager responsible for some of the biggest musical events within the Greek community.

"Everyone adored him," his loving partner told Neos Kosmos.

It has been a particularly tough time for Ms Theodoridis, who a week prior lost her first cousin, who had just recently turned 42.

Coincidentally, the accident resulting in the death of her partner of eight years occurred while a memorial service was simultaneously taking place at the Werribee Cemetery for Ms Theodoridis' cousin.

"I'll always love you to the moon and back," she said, a quote the couple would often recite to one another.

"That's how much I'm going to miss him. I'm always going to remember him; he'll always be with me."

The cause of the collision still remains unknown.

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