Popular Greek Actor Stathis Psaltis Passes Away at 66

Stathis Psaltis, one of the most popular comedians of the past few decades, passed away at on Friday April 21, after losing his battle to lung cancer. He was 66 years old.

In the past few days, Psaltis was hospitalized at Agios Savvas Hospital for cancer patients. The disease had spread to other vital organs as well.

The actor, who was born February 27, 1951 in Velo, Korinthia, became famous for his 1980s movies that coincided with the time of the VHS video craze of the decade. He starred in many films and television series, while also following a lucrative career in comedy theater.

At the age of 11, his family moved to Athens, in the Aigaleo neighborhood and Psaltis attended the acting school of Kostis Michailidis. He also received a Law degree from the University of Athens.

His 1980s movies became insanely popular, still enjoying cult status in the 2010s. He had great success in movies such as “Kamikazi agapi mou,” “Troxonomos Varvara,” “Ta kamakia,” “Vasika Kalispera sas,” “Kai o protos matakias,” “Trellos eimai oti thelo kano,” “Ela na agapithoume darling,” “Mantepse ti kano ta vradia” and many more.