Artemios “Demis” Ventouris-Roussos, Αρτέμιος “Ντέμης” Βεντούρης-Ρούσσος the internationally acclaimed Greek singer, died early on
Sunday morning January 25 2015 in an Athens hospital at the age of 68
He was born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt, by his Greek engineer father and his Egyptian-Italian mother and the family moved to Greece
after losing all their possessions during the Suez Crisis.
Demis learned guitar, trumpet and piano in school and went on to become a global superstar with his solo hits Forever and Ever, Mr Reason,
Goodbye My Love, Goodbye .
Roussos was solo performer in the Seventies, after being a member of progressive rock group Aphrodite’s Child.
He went on to sell over 60 million records worldwide.
His death will come as a shock for Greece .
Roussos had long struggled with his weight and in latter years suffered ill-health that kept him chair-bound.
One of his last public appearances was in Athens in 2013, when he received a French Legion of Honour medal for his life’s work.