Last goodbye to legend Mikis Theodorakis as coffin is carried away (VIDEO)

Family and friends were amongst those that paid their respects to the great Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis as his coffin was carried out of his house ahead of the funeral service.

Close family members, including his  daughter, Margarita Theodorakis said their farewells before the funeral procession which is expected to draw thousands of people wishing to pay their respects.

The great composer died of a heart attack on Thursday, aged 96.

WATCH VIDEO HERE: Mourners bid farewell to late composer Mikis Theodorakis 

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