Demis Roussos Dies

Greek singer Demis Roussos, one of the best-known artists the country has ever produced, died at the Hygeia Hospital in Athens Jan. 25.

Photo: MTI, Peter Kollanyi/AP, file
Performing at the Papp Laszlo Arena in Budapest, Hungary.

Roussos, 69, was reportedly been ill for several weeks.

Born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt, Roussos had international hit records as a solo performer in the 1970s and as a member of Aphrodite’s Child, a progressive rock group that also included Vangelis.

Roussos, who later did two more albums with Vangelis, went on to sell more than 60 million albums worldwide. He was best known for his solo hits in the 1970s and ’80s, including “Forever and Ever,” “Goodbye” and “Quand Je T’aime.”