How tall is Vangelis?
Vangelis's Height is 5ft 8in (172 cm)
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Celebirty name: VANGELIS (Original: Ευάγγελος Οδυσσέας Παπαθανασίου)
Birth: 1943-03-29 (Greece) , Died: 2022-05-17 (aged 79)
Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou (29 March 1943 – 17 May 2022), known professionally as Vangelis), 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. Vangelis began his career working with several pop bands of the 1960s such as The Forminx and Aphrodite's Child, with the latter's album 666 (1972) going on to be recognized as a progressive-psychedelic rock classic. Throughout the 1970s, Vangelis composed scores for several animal documentaries, including L'Apocalypse des Animaux, La Fête sauvage, and Opéra sauvage; the success of these scores brought him into the film scoring mainstream. In 1975 he set up his new 16-track studio, Nemo Studios in London, which he named his "laboratory". In the early 1980s, Vangelis formed a musical partnership with Jon Anderson, the lead singer of progressive rock band Yes, and the duo released several albums together as Jon & Vangelis; he had previously joined Yes as their keyboard player, but left the group before recording any material with them. In 1980, he composed the score for the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Original Score. The soundtrack's single, the film's theme, also reached the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and was used as the background music at the London 2012 Olympics winners' medal presentation ceremonies. He also composed the official anthem of the 2002 FIFA World Cup held in Korea and Japan. Having had a career in music spanning over 50 years and having composed and performed more than 50 albums, Vangelis is considered to be one of the most important figures in the history of electronic music. For an artist of his stature, very little is known about Vangelis's personal life and he rarely gave interviews to journalists. In a 2005 interview with The Daily Telegraph, Vangelis talked openly about various parts of his life. He stated in the interview that he was "never interested" in the "decadent lifestyle" of his band days, choosing not to use alcohol or other drugs. Vangelis's place of residence was not publicly known. He stated that he "travel around", rather than settling in one place or in one country for long. At the time of the Telegraph interview, Vangelis was in his third long-term relationship. When asked why he had not had children, Vangelis replied: Because of the amount of travelling I do and the nonsense of the music business, I couldn't take care of a child in the way I think it should be taken care of. Excerpts from other interviews mention that Vangelis had married twice before. A 1976 interview, published by Dutch music magazine Oor, stated that Vangelis was married to Veronique Skawinska, a photographer who did some album art work for him. A 1982 interview with Backstage music magazine suggests that Vangelis was previously married to singer Vana Veroutis, who provided vocals for some of his records, starting with La Fête sauvage and, later, Heaven and Hell. As a hobby, Vangelis enjoyed painting. His first exhibition, of 70 paintings, was held in 2003 at Almudin in Valencia, Spain. It then toured South America until the end of 2004. Vangelis died on 17 May 2022, aged 79, at a hospital in Paris due to heart failure while receiving treatment for COVID-19.
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