Greek comedian Kostas Tsakonas passed away on Wednesday, November 4, at the age of 72 years old. The famous actor had suffered from a stroke five years ago. He was also battling with cancer, as well as being hospitalized after having bladder surgery.
The news of Tsakonas’ came early on Thursday morning, through one of the actor’s fanpages on Facebook. “I was informed by Kostas Tsakonas’ friends that he passed away on November 4, at 7:30 pm. I extend my sincere condolences to his family. Rest in peace,” wrote the page administrator.
Kostas Tsakonas was born on October 12, 1943 in Athens. He attended Leonidas Trivizas’ “Drama School of Popular Experimental Theatre” and “Veaki”Drama School. He first appeared in a short film by Kostas Zirinis and then played many leading roles in films, theater plays and television series. He is well-known as a comedy actor, particularly for his work in the 80s and 90s. His major role was in the 1981 film “Learn How to Read and Write Son.”