Greek journalist, presenter and publisher Themis Anastasiadis sadly passed away overnight at the age of 61.
The news of his death was published by his newspaper Proto Thema.
“Proto Thema mourns the loss of Themis Anastasiadis. He took his last breath tonight after one and a half years of battling cancer,” wrote the newspaper.
Anastasiadis had worked for various newspapers, mainly Kathimerini, To Vima and Eleftherotypia.
In 2005, alongside television journalist Makis Tryantafylopoulost he created a new Sunday newspaper called Proto Thema. He was also the editor of the sports of newspaper Protathlitis (Champion); a newspaper which supports Olympiacos, a team which he supported.
Apart from his work in print journalism, Anastasiadis had worked also on television. From 2001 to February 2006 he was the host of “Ola”, a weekly humour show on Alpha TV. On this show he would invite various personalities from Greek showbiz and highlight the many funny moments from the Greek television.
In March 2006, Anastasiadis became host of the show “OlaXXL” on ANT1 television. As of 2008, the show continues with a different name each year but containing the word “Ola”.
He died on 22 January 2019 after fighting with cancer for 1.5 years.