Guitarist Kostas Gerakis has died

Kostas Gerakis

At the age of 40, the musician and guitarist Kostas Gerakis passed away suddenly from a heart attack.

Kostas Gerakis, originally from Amorgos, was known for his personal musical sound. For many years he played rebetiko (guitar, bouzouki, double bass) alongside great bouzouki virtuosos and performers.

He had great collaborations with, among others, George Dalaras, Sokratis Malamas, Leonidas Balafas, Matoula Zamanis, while he had a long-term collaboration with Stelios Vamvakaris.

The Mayor of Amorgos, Eleftherios Karaiskos stated: “The sudden loss of Kostas Gerakis, our beloved Kostakis, has shocked our island. When a young person passes away, words are poor to describe the grief. Amorgos will not forget Kostas. His moments and his beloved musical sounds will continue to travel through our hearts.”

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