Vangelis, the Greek composer and musician whose synth-driven work brought huge drama to film soundtracks including Blade Runner and Chariots of Fire, has died aged 79. His representatives said he died in hospital in France where he was being treated.
EvÃ¡ngelos OdyssÃ©as PapathanassÃou (Greek: Î•Ï…Î¬Î³Î³ÎµÎ»Î¿Ï‚ ÎŸÎ´Ï…ÏƒÏƒÎÎ±Ï‚ Î Î±Ï€Î±Î¸Î±Î½Î±ÏƒÎ¯Î¿Ï… [eËˆvaÉ²ÉŸelos oÃ°iËˆseas papaÎ¸anaËˆsi.u]; 29 March 1943 – 17 May 2022), known professionally as Vangelis (/vÃ¦Å‹ËˆÉ¡É›lÉªs/ vang-GHEL-iss; Greek: Î’Î±Î³Î³ÎÎ»Î·Ï‚ [vaÉ²ËˆÉŸelis]), was a Greek musician and composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, and orchestral music. He was best known for his Academy Award-winning score to Chariots of Fire (1981), as well as for composing scores to the films Blade Runner (1982), Missing (1982), Antarctica (1983), The Bounty (1984), 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), and Alexander (2004), and for the use of his music in the 1980 PBS documentary series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage by Carl Sagan. // Continue to the full article