Giorgos Vasilou, Greek actor, Died at 66

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Giorgos Vasilou was born on June 21, 1950, and died on November 1, 2016.

He was a Greek theatre, film, and television actor.

Giorgos was also a deputy in the Second Piraeus Region with the New Democracy party from 2004 to 2007 and honorary president of the Charity Department of Cooperative Savings in Larnaca, Cyprus.

Giorgos Vasilou studied at the Drama School of Giorgos Bellos where he graduated with honors.

On November 17, 1973, during the Athens Polytechnic uprising in 1973, Giorgos Vasilou met his wife, Lia Thermogianni, then a student of Athens Law School, whom he married four years later and had two children.

Giorgos Vasilou has worked alongside Thanasis Vengos, Rena Vlachopoulou and other great names in Greek theatre.

During the early 1990s, and after many appearances in plays, movies and television shows, he met Nikos Foskolos, who has since called Vasilou teacher and who confided vital roles, most notably that of Stathis Theocharis in the daily series Καλημέρα Ζωή.

During the Greek parliamentary elections of 2004, he was elected by the New Democracy party for deputy.

As of 2007, after being a deputy in parliament, he continued to work in theater and television.

During November 2011, he announced his membership in the Democratic Alliance party and was a resident in the constituency of Piraeus.

During the last 12 years of his life, he resided in Salamina with his wife.

Giorgos Vasilou had taken part and has starred in, many plays and television productions and movies.

Giorgos Vasilou also has given his voice to many compilations and children’s productions, and has taught at Tragas Drama School.

Vasilou died in Salamina after a months-long battle with lung cancer.

Giorgos Vasilou passed away at 66 years old.

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