Hundreds pay their respects to Mikis Theodorakis during three-day vigil (VIDEO)

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Hundreds of people poured in to the chapel of Athens Metropolitan Cathedral on Monday afternoon,  to pay their respects to composer Mikis Theodorakis, as his body will  in state for three days.

The last day of the vigil is Wednesday, which will be followed by a farewell ceremony at 15:00 to wrap up the three-day service at Athens Metropolitan Cathedral.

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou and General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece Dimitris Koutsoubas will speak at the farewell ceremony.

Later on Wednesday, Theodorakis will be transferred by ship to his home village of Galata in Chania, Crete, according to his final wishes. His funeral will be held there at 13:00 on Thursday, followed by his burial.

Theodorakis passed away on Thursday, September 2 at the age of 96.


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