Greek Actor Minas Hatzisavvas Passes Away at 67

minas-hatzisavvasBeloved Greek actor Minas Hatzisavvas passed away on Monday, November 30 after being hospitalized at Evangelismos Hospital in Athens. Over the last few days, the 67-year-old actor had remained hospitalized, after falling into a coma caused by a serious hemorrhagic stroke.

Minas Hatzisavvas had graduated from the Greek National Theatre Drama School in 1969 and became a founding member of “Elefthero Theatro,” a theater that opened in Athens in the early 70s. Due to the difficult political situation, caused by the military junta, the theater operated as a place for free political discussion and expression.

He played his first role in 1965 in the Ancient Theatre of Dodona. It was the role of Paris in Rhesus of Euripides. His debut in cinema was in 1970. Since then, he has played in many films and has won three film awards both leading and supporting actor for the films “Ta Paidia tou Kronou,” “Kleisti Strofi,” “Lilly’s Story.” He also won two television awards for the series “I Agapi Argise mia Mera” and “Nyhterino Deltio.”

Furthermore, he published three collections of short stories under the pseudonym Prodromos Savvidis. In 1995 he received the screenplay prize at the Thessaloniki Film Festival for the film “I zoi enamisy hiliariko.”