Greek actor Thanassis Veggos, who became known for playing everyman roles mostly in comedies during the 1950s, 60s and 70s, has died at the age of 84.
Veggos passed away on Tuesday morning. He had spent the last five months in the hospital in Athens after suffering a stroke.

During his lengthy career, Veggos had roles in more than 120 films and was one of the start of the so-called golden age of Greek cinema in the 1960s.
Veggos was born in the Neo Faliro suburb of Athens in 1927 and was later exiled on Makronissos as he came from a leftist family.
There, he met director Nikos Koundouros who gave him a role in his seminal 1954 movie Magiki Poli (Magic City).

In the 1960s, he made his name starring in mostly comedic roles, making him a much loved character in Greek households. But during his diverse career, Veggos also acted in the theater.
He was awarded the Order of the Phoenix in 2008.


Source: Kathimerini