Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassou was a Greek electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, and symphonic music performer and composer.

He was best known for his Oscar-winning score for Chariots of Fire (1981), as well as scores for Blade Runner (1982), Missing (1982), Antarctica (1983), The Bounty (1984), 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), and Alexander (2004), as well as the use of his music in Carl Sagan’s 1980 PBS documentary series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.


Vangelis began his career as a member of various 1960s pop bands, including The Forminx and Aphrodite’s Child, whose album 666 (1972) became a progressive-psychedelic rock masterpiece.

Vangelis wrote music for many animal documentaries in the 1970s, notably L’Apocalypse des Animaux, La Fête sauvage, and Opéra sauvage; the popularity of these scores catapulted him into the mainstream of cinema composing.

In 1975, he opened Nemo Studios in London, which he dubbed his “laboratory.” Vangelis developed a musical connection with Jon Anderson, the lead vocalist of progressive rock band Yes, in the early 1980s, and the two issued numerous albums as Jon & Vangelis; he had previously joined Yes as their keyboard player but departed before recording any songs with them.

Vangelis Wiki

Birth name Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou
Born 29 March 1943
Agria, Hellenic State
(present-day Agria, Greece)
Died 17 May 2022 (aged 79)
Paris, France
  • Electronic
  • ambient
  • experimental
  • progressive rock
  • new-age
  • Musician
  • composer
  • producer
  • Piano
  • keyboards
  • drums
  • percussion
Years active 1963–2022
  • Universal
  • RCA
  • Atlantic
  • Sony
  • Warner Bros.
  • Polydor
  • Deutsche Grammophon
  • Decca

Vangelis Real Name

The real name of Vangelis is Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassou.

Vangelis Real Age

At the time of his death, he was 79 years old. He was born on 29 March 1943 and died on May 17, 2022.

Vangelis Net Worth

According to our sources, it is estimated that Vangelis was worth $245 million at the time of his death.

Vangelis Cause Of Death

There is no actual cause of death associated with Vangelis even though some sources claim he died at the hospital while treating covid -19

Vangelis Wife

Veronique Skawinska was a well-known novelist, and Vangelis was married to her.

Vangelis Children

According to some stories, he had two marriages but no children.


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