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Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 02, 2021 13:59 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary...

Thousands gather in Greece for composer Theodorakis' funeral

Sep. 09, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

Political leaders, family members and thousands of fans paid their final respects to Greek music great Mikis Theodorakis who was buried Thursday on the island of Crete. Holding flowers and olive branches, onlookers dressed in black sang songs composed by Theodorakis as...

Hundreds pay their respects to Greek composer Theodorakis

Sep. 06, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of people, some carrying flowers, gathered Monday at Athens Cathedral to pay their final respects to Greek composer and politician Mikis Theodorakis, who was an integral part of the Greek political and musical scene for decades. ...

Greek composer Theodorakis to be buried in Crete

Sep. 05, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek composer and politician Mikis Theodorakis will be buried according to his wishes in Chania, Crete, on Sept. 9 next to his parents and brother, Greece’s Communist Party said Sunday. A family dispute had developed over Theodorakis’ burial...