Dionysis Savvopoulos made a statement about the death of Mikis Theodorakis.
“The last of the big ones left today. Of the last great Greeks. It is a day of mourning, of deep emotion but also of spiritual upliftment, I think, because after the death of Manos Hatzidakis, George Seferis, Giannis Ritsos, Odysseas Elytis, and all our other spiritual leaders, now comes the departure of Mikis Theodorakis, in “The 200th anniversary of Independence, as if telling us” look at what has real value throughout this process and leave the small and the insignificant “, said the well-known composer and singer.
He added: “He was insane. The place did not fit him. It was overflowing with music, eternal youth, passion and romance. He was a genius, a lionheart, a renaissance man. An ecumenical man. He will always live in the memory of the Resistance, in the tragic memory of the civil war and the exile, in the struggles of the 60's, in the prison of the anti-dictatorship struggle. But above all he will always live in the eternal song of the Greek lalia with his fascinating and stormy music.
“O Captain, my Captain
The laurel was won
“You will never die.”