Thousands of fans said farewell to singer Demetris Mitropanos at the A Cemetery in Athens. People sang, cried and danced to his beloved songs, paying their respects to the famous artist who left his mark on Greek music and culture. The funeral service began at 2pm on April 19.
Many of the attendees traveled from the village of Mitropanos, Aghia Moni, in Trikala carrying soil from the yard of his home to throw inside his grave.
Mitropanos had several health problems in the past few years and passed away on April 17 after he was rushed to the hospital last Thursday. He died of a pulmonary edema following a heart attack.
Singer Paschalis Terzis, composer Christos Nicolopoulos and many more colleagues and friends were among the big crowd that bid farewell to the great voice.
He will rest near great Greek musicians, including singer Nikos Xylouris, Marios Ploritis and other beloved personalities.
His family asked instead of wreaths, that money be donated to homeless people, in support of the Reception Centre for Homeless KYADA, functioning under the auspices of the Municipality of Athens. That was Mitropanos’ last wish. It was no surprise to people who knew him, as he was a sensitive person and cared about society issues.
If you’d like to donate money, the account is at National Bank of Greece, and the number is 064/48000015.