“Today we lost a part of Greece’s soul. Mikis Theodorakis, our Mikis, the teacher, the intellectual, the radical passed away. The one that made all the Greeks sing our poets,” said Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said in her message on the death of composer Mikis Theodorakis on Thursday.
“Mikis was international and his work belongs to the entire world. A major work, ecumenical, that touched and will continue to touch millions of hearts. He is not with us anymore but the galaxy of his work is around us and lights us,” Mendoni said and concluded: “The Greeks mourn today”.