Demis Roussos


Age: 68

Summary: Greek singer whose pop serenades won him household recognition in the 1970's and 1980's across Europe and beyond and sold more than 60 million records, who was among 153 people taken hostage in 1985 when two Shiite Muslim militiamen skyjacked a TWA Boeing 727 on a flight from Athens to Rome (he spent his 39th birthday on the plane), but who was released unharmed five days later.

Cause of Death: Cancer

Born: June 15, 1946

Died: January 25, 2015

Athens, Greece