Mikis Theodorakis (1925 – 2021)

Posted: September 2, 2021 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News

Mikis Theodorakis has passed away today at age 96 at his home in Athens. The Greek composer was known for writing numerous film scores for such titles as Michael Cacoyannis’ Zorba the Greek (1964), Costa-Gavras’ Z (1969) and Sidney Lumet’s Serpico (1973). His other film scoring credits include Etat de Siège, The Trojan Women, The Day the Fish Came Out and Iphegenia in Aulis. Throughout his career, he also wrote several ballets, operas and symphonies. Theodoreakis was also politically active and, during the 60s and 80s, was a Member of Parliament and a minister and received several peace prizes. He was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2007 World Soundtrack Awards. News of Theodorakis’ passing was announced on the composer’s official website.