'Zorba the Greek' composer Theodorakis leaves hospital

ATHENS, Greece — An Athens hospital statement says "Zorba the Greek" composer Mikis Theodorakis has been discharged after undergoing surgery to have a pacemaker installed.

The 94-year-old Theodorakis was admitted to a private hospital Feb. 26 and had the pacemaker implanted last week. He left hospital Thursday.

article continues below

The composer won international acclaim with his prolific output and inspired millions at home for standing up to Greece's 1967-74 military dictatorship.

Despite his frail health in recent years, he has continued to engage in public affairs. In January, he addressed an Athens rally against Greece's agreement to normalize relations with neighbouring Macedonia — since renamed North Macedonia.

Read Related Topics

© North Shore News

Hit or Bust POLL

Would you like to see a casino on the North Shore someday?

or  view results

Popular News

Find the North Shore News
Get the North Shore’s top headlines in your inbox

Community Event Calendar


Find out what's happening in your community and submit your own local events.