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Along with the Royal Family and the world, everyone at London Greek Radio, (LGR), mourns the loss of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, former Prince of Greece & Denmark.

Prince Philip – the Duke of Edinburgh – died at the age of 99 on 9th April 2021.

A statement from Buckingham Palace said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

“His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”

Tributes have been pouring in from around the world.

The President of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, said via Twitter, “It is with great sadness that I received the news of the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, a close friend of Cyprus. My deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Her Majesty The Queen, the @RoyalFamily and the people of the UK for their loss.”

Greece’s President, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, tweeted, “The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, who was born in Corfu, served his country with devotion for many decades. I extend my warm condolences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the members of the @RoyalFamily and the British people.”

Archbishop Nikitas of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain also expressed their condolences, sorrow and mourning to Her Majesty and the United Kingdom. The Archdiocese has directed its Christ-loving clergy and laity to pray for the repose of the soul of Prince Philip and His Eminence has announced a three-day state of official mourning in parishes of the Archdiocese, as a sign of respect.

Prince Philip of Greece was born on 10th June 1921 on the Greek island of Corfu. His birth certificate shows the date as 28th May 1921, as Greece had not then adopted the Gregorian calendar.

His father was Prince Andrew of Greece, a younger son of King George I of the Hellenes. His mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg, was the eldest child of Prince Louis of Battenberg and sister of Earl Mountbatten of Burma.

Even though Philip was born into the Greek aristocracy, (he was the grandson of the country’s King George I), his childhood was a far cry from the opulence of the usual royal upbringing.

The king himself was shot dead in 1913 by a crazed anarchist with a loathing for the establishment. A proper political motive for the killing was ruled out at the time, with the assassin dismissed as just an intoxicated vagrant. Philip’s uncle took the crown as Constantine I, but his rule was to prove shockingly turbulent.

In 1922, Constantine I was forced from the throne by a military uprising, and the entire royal family came under threat. They were forced into exile on a British boat, with the infant Philip transported in an orange box. They went to France, beginning a life of travelling and uncertainty for the boy.

Prince Philip married Princess Elizabeth in 1947 in front of 2,000 guests at Westminster Abbey.

In 2017, Prince Philip and the Queen became the first British monarch and consort to reach their 70th wedding anniversary.

Together they had four children, eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

LGR understands that Prince Philip will lie at rest in Windsor Castle in line with his wishes following his funeral, which will be at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Following a number of health scares in recent years, it is thought Prince Philip has had a lot of say in his funeral.

According to reports, Prince Philip wished for only family, friends and heads of state from Commonwealth countries to attend the funeral.

The College of Arms has confirmed that the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral will not be a state funeral and the public has been asked not to attempt to attend any of the funeral events due to the pandemic.

London Greek Radio (LGR) is deeply saddened on learning of this news and we join the Royal Family in mourning the loss of HRH, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

1921 – 2021. May he rest in peace.


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Top 40 London Greek Radio Airplay Chart, March 2021.

Some of this month’s most-played Greek hit songs on LGR. Spinning the best new hit music not to mention hot exclusives and promos…

London Greek Radio Est. 1989.
The original station you know, tunes you trust

1 Konstantinos Argiros – Tha ‘mai Edo
2 Konstantinos Christoforou – S’ Ena Tetarto
3 Ivi Adamou, Giorgos Mazonakis – Fotia Mou
4 Vasilis Karras – Lene Gia Mena [NEW VERSION]
5 Gianna Terzi, Paschalis Terzis – Gia Sena Mono
6 Petros Iakovidis – Mi Thymoneis
7 Melisses – Pou ‘nai I Agapi
8 Nikos Oikonomopoulos – Emena Na Akous
9 Michalis Hatzigiannis – Min Argeis
10 Natasa Theodoridou – Exapsi

11 Antonis Remos – Otan Se Rotisane
12 Katy Garbi, Dionisis Shinas – Atofio Hrisafi [NEW VERSION]
13 Giorgos Papadopoulos – Pote Tha Se Do
14 Panos Kiamos – Eipa Ki Ego
15 Josephine – Paliopaido [NEW]
16 Anastasios Rammos – Oti Ki An Kano
17 Konstantinos Pantelidis – Ki An Me Miso
18 Konstantinos Argiros – Athina Mou
19 Christos Menidiatis – Teleftaia Agkalia [NEW]
20 Ageliki Darra – Se Thelo Edo [NEW, World Exclusive to London Greek Radio]

21 Ioulia Kallimani, Stamatis Gonidis – Gynaika Einai
22 Giannis Ploutarhos – Monos Mou [NEW]
23 Giorgos Sampanis, Panos Katsimichas – Afto Pou Agapas
24 Helena Paparizou [Feat. Marseaux] – Deja Vu
25 Petros Iakovidis – Mou Lipses Poli [NEW]
26 Giorgos Tsalikis – Ftais
27 Natasa Theodoridou – Paradothika Se ‘sena
28 Loukas Giorkas – Mou Eleipses Poly
29 Giorgos Kakosaios – I Mia [NEW]
30 Anna Vissi – Loulaki [NEW]

31 Elena Tsagrinou – El Diablo [NEW, Cyprus Eurovision Song Contest 2021]
32 Stefania – Last Dance [NEW, Greece Eurovision Song Contest 2021]
33 Giannis Parios – Ah Agapi [NEW]
34 Stan – Na Xanartheis
35 Melina Aslanidou, Glykeria – Ftani Kai Perisevi [NEW]
36 Panos Kiamos, Anastasios Rammos – Sta Hirotera [NEW]
37 Alkistis Protopsalti – Nikites Chamenoi
38 Sakis Rouvas – Yperanthropos
39 Thodoris Ferris – Paraskevi
40 Elli Kokkinou – Ti Echo Travixei

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The National Federation of Cypriots in the UK encourages British Cypriots to classify ethnically as “Cypriot” in Census.  

The National Federation of Cypriots in the UK has called on Cypriot communities to complete the online survey sent by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) by Sunday 21st March, or shortly after.

Federation President, Christos Karaolis, said “We want to use this opportunity to make sure that our Cypriot diaspora is counted, so that Governments and Councils take us into consideration in their decision-making.”

The Federation is therefore urging UK Cypriots to make sure they write-in “Cypriot” in the question about ethnicity / background. This can be done by selecting “Other ethnic group or background” and then typing in “Cypriot” in the space provided.

It is ONS policy never to share personal details and no-one, including government bodies, will be able to identify you in census statistics. Personal census records will be kept secure for 100 years, and only then can future generations view it.

This census will be the first to be run mostly online, with households receiving a letter with a unique access code in March, allowing them to complete the questionnaire on their computers, phones or tablets.

Paper questionnaires will also be available on request, along with language support via the free phone contact centre. It is also possible to complete the census over the phone with help from trained staff.

The ONS aims to provide in-person support to complete the census online through Census Support Centres where it is safe to do so.

The census will include questions about your sex, age, work, health, education, household size and ethnicity, with options to allow everyone to identify their nationality, ethnic group and religion as they wish.

For more information, please visit census.gov.uk


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Greece named 18-year-old Stefania Liberakakis as the 2021 Greek artist at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam in The Netherlands.

The fledging young-artist would have a second shot at Eurovision, exactly a year later. Stefania with ‘Superg!rl’, a up-tempo ethnic banger, was due to represent the Greek nation, at 2020s’ cancelled contest. Unfortunately, the Coronavirus pandemic even took its toll, on our favourite music event.

The Greek broadcaster ERT announced Stefania at Eurovision’s second semi-final, at Rotterdam’s Ahoy Arena, this May. She was born in Utrecht in the Netherlands to Greek parents from Sofiko Evrou in Greece.

Stefania will perform ‘Last Dance’, 80’s inspired, modern, up-tempo dance number, and is said to have dynamic musical twists. The radio-friendly pop song with its 80’s feel, is current and on-trend with music now. There are said to be influences, from Dua Lupa’s ‘Physical’ rhythmical-wise in the choruses or refrain. The song progresses from slow-atmospheric, to up-tempo, and is believed to have a solid melodic chorus line. A tune written by the song-writing team, behind her previous entrant.

The Eurovision veteran Dimitris Kontopoulos and music production ARCADE, composed and produced the tune, with lyrics by Sharon Vaughn. The creative director Fokas Evangelinos will be responsible for the stage-performance, known in Eurovision circles, for his innovative staging, for many countries. The four male dancers, accompanying Stefania have been confirmed, as Nikos Koukakis, Marcus Giakoumoglou, Kostas Pavlopoulos, Giorgos Papadopoulos.

The lyrics have optimistic overtures, which suggest this won’t be the ‘Last Dance’, instead there will be infinite chances to “dance”, with affirmative life-choices and moments, amid a post-coronavirus pandemic world.

The music video which is filmed in Athens, at the Hilton Hotel and Jockey Club, among other Athenian places, and is said to have encapsulated the concept, that in every end there is a beginning. The filmmaker Kostas Karidas said his video is creating an imaginary, fantastical, dream-like narrative, with Stefania centred at the core of this action. There are special effects, and a sense of wonderment in the visuals, furthermore, Karidas underlined, the video will have no similarities, to the stage act or routine.

Eurovision fans will be waiting with feverish anticipation, for release of the Greek tune and the official music video, in March.

In 2016, Stefania represented The Netherlands at Junior Eurovision in Malta, as part of the three-piece girl group Kisses. Their upbeat song ‘Kisses and Dancin’ placed eighth in the contest.

Stefania came to fame in 2014, when she participated on The Voice Kids. After wowing judges with her audition performance of Alicia Keys’ ‘No One’, Stefania made it as far as the Battle round before being eliminated. She also sang as part of the Dutch children’s choir Kinderen voor Kinderen.

More recently, Stefania has worked on her solo pop career. In 2019, Stefania released ‘Turn Around’, a sophisticated contemporary pop track. Her debut single in 2018, ‘Stupid Reasons’ reached No1 in the Kids Top 20, a hit single, composed and written by J Joachim Vermeulen Windsant and Maarten ten Hove. She released the single ‘Wonder’ which was the soundtrack to the animation film ‘Wonder Park’.

Stefania has also been working on her pop career in Greece. She performed at the Mad VMA music awards [2019], as part of an all-girl cover of Daddy Yankee’s ‘Con calma’ along with Ilenia Williams and Konnie Metaxa.

As well as singing, Stefania also has an acting career. She has starred in the Dutch high school mockumentary Brugklas, the recent dystopian action film De club van lelijke kinderen (The club of ugly children) and made an appearance in the teen comedy 100% Coco New York.

Greece compete in the second Eurovision Semi-Final which airs on Thursday 20th May. The final will be broadcast on Saturday 22nd May, at 8pm BST on BBC1.

London Greek Radio wishes Stefania and Greece the best of luck in the competition.


Article written by Tony Neophytou

Everyone at LGR was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Neophytos Nicolaou on Sunday 21st February 2021. He was 74.

Neophytos was battling with Coronavirus at the University College Hospital in London after being transferred from the North London Middlesex Hospital. He had been initially admitted on 9th January and transferred to the UCH on 16th January.

We understand that Neophytos’ wife Evoulla also contracted Covid-19 and was also taken to North Middlesex Hospital. She has since recovered and has returned home.

Neophytos Nicolaou was the former General Manager of the newspaper Parikiaki and one of the main organisers of the annual Cypriot Wine Festival.

He leaves behind his wife Evoulla, daughter Egli and son Alex. His daughter Maria died five years ago at the age of 46.

He also leaves six grandchildren: Jimmy, Stephanie, Leo, Zoe, Evie and Chris, and three sisters: Maro, Savoulla and Lalla who live in Cyprus.

Neophytos was born in Erimi, Cyprus on 11th December 1946 to Nikola and Egli and was part of a family of nine. His siblings were three brothers, Alexandros, Antonaki and Koko, and three sisters, Maroulla, Savoulla and Lalla.

He attended Lanition Gymnasium in Limassol and came to the UK in May 1963 at the age of 16. He first lived in Kentish Town and studied at Pitmans College.

His wife, Evoulla was from Limassol and they got married on 17th August 1969, living in Palmers Green.

He worked in the rag trade for several years and later became General Manager of Parikiaki. In addition, Neophytos was the Organising Secretary for AKEL in Britain and was General Secretary and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK.

In his later years, Neophytos was instrumental in raising thousands of pounds for charity, notably Radiomarathon, where he was made a Trustee. He last visited LGR just weeks beforehand, over the Christmas period and briefly spoke with management.

The funeral will take place on 25 March 2021 at St Mary’s Cathedral, (Panayia), Wood Green at 1pm, followed by the burial at Edmonton Cemetery, Church Street at 3pm. Due to current pandemic restrictions, the attendance at the church will be by invitations only.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks for donations that will go to organisations / charities that were close to Neophytos heart.

Everyone at LGR extend their condolences to the family and we thank him for his services to our community and to Radiomarathon.


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WE are to sad to announce that Ashley Paxos Robinson died earlier this month on 9th February 2021. He always loved being associated with LGR and supporting it through his Greek White Teeth, and sponsoring social events. As many of you will know he was involved in the community, especially encouraging young talent wherever he could, including visiting local schools. He loved the community and talked about the community all the time. We are sure he will be missed by many. Please remember Ashley Paxos in your prayers.

His funeral will be held on Friday 5th March at 10.00 am, at Breakspear Crematorium, Ruislip. Unfortunately, because of government restrictions only family will be able to attend. But there will be a webcast. You visit the funeral website, enter a user name and a password.

The website is: obitus.com/
User name: Yogo1947
Password: 467205

You can join us live or after three days it will be available to watch for the next 28 days.


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Top 40 London Greek Radio Airplay Chart, February 2021.

The Chart is comprised of play-lists, with the best new music and spinning some of our favourite tunes from the last year.

London Greek Radio Est. 1989.
The original station you know, tunes you trust

1 Antonis Remos – Otan Se Rotisane
2 Petros Iakovidis – Mi Thimoneis
3 Ivi Adamou Feat. Giorgos Mazonakis – Fotia Mou
4 Nikos Oikonomopoulos – Emena Na Akous
5 Michalis Hatzigiannis – Min Argeis
6 Stamatis Gonidis & Ioulia Kallimani – Gynaika Einai
7 Natasa Theodoridou – Paradothika Se Sena
8 Giorgos Sabanis, Panos Katsimichas – Afto Pou Agapas
9 Melisses – Pou Nai I Agapi [NEW/EXCLUSIVE]
10 Konstantinos Argiros – Tha ‘Mai Edo

11 Vasilis Karras – Lene Gia Mena [new version]
12 Yianna Terzi Feat. Paschalis Terzis – Gia Sena Mono
13 Loukas Giorkas – Mou Eleipses Poly [NEW]
14 Dionysis Schoinas – Xsipnisa Kapos
15 Helena Paparizou – Se Xeno Soma
16 Anastasios Rammos – Oti Ki An Kano
17 Konstantinos Argiros – Athina Mou
18 Giorgos Livanis – Na Eisai Eftychismeni [NEW] 
19 Sakis Rouvas – Yperanthropos [NEW]
20 Eleonora Zouganeli – Stathero [NEW]

21 Natasa Theodoridou – Exapsi [NEW]
22 Elli Kokkinou – Ti Echo Travixei [NEW]
23 Alcatrash – Terma Ta Psemata
24 Stamatis Gonidis – Den Se Thelo [NEW]
25 Stan – Paidi Tou Cheimona [NEW]
26 Konstantinos Pantelidis – Ki An Me Miso [NEW]
27 Panos Kiamos – Eipa Ki Ego
28 Helena Paparizou [Feat. Marseaux] – Deja Vu [NEW]
29 Valantis – Tote [NEW]
30 Themis Adamantidis – Afto To Ligo [NEW]

31 Nikos Vertis Feat. Amir – I Lexi S’ Agapo
32 Christos Menidiatis – Mporei
33 Thodoris Ferris – Paraskevi [NEW]
34 Jospehine – Ego
35 Konstantinos Christoforou – S’ Ena Tetarto [NEW]
36 Stelios Rokkos – Den Fovithika
37 Alkistis Protopsalti – Nikites Chamenoi [NEW]
38 Christina Salti – Mporei
39 Nikos Oikonomopoulos – Skase Ena Fili
40 Giorgos Sampanis – Agia Thalassa

Your Top 20 Chart Hits
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Cyprus confirmed Greek singer Elena Tsagrinou will be the nation’s representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

The Cypriot broadcaster CyBc announced the artist and song-title ‘El Diablo‘ in an official statement in November.

The 26-year-old Athens-born singer will perform in the Eurovision’s first Semi-Final, at Rotterdam’s Ahoy Arena this May. The song is up-tempo, and is said to be a current radio-friendly hit and Eurovision “competitive” enough. The scenario, Elena seems to have fallen in love with someone as bad as ‘El Diablo’ (Spanish, for ‘The Devil’).

The official song and music video will be released very soon. The choreographer Chali Jennings will be responsible for, Elena and her dancers routine in long-anticipated release of the Eurovision video.

Elena takes over from Sandro Nicholas, [his song ‘Running’] last year’s Cypriot titleholder, [he was unfortunate not to sing it], at the cancelled Eurovision Song Contest.

The song-writing team composed of Jimmy Thornfeldt, Swedish songwriter, the Canadian songwriter and Eurovision regular Laurell Barker, behind ‘You Got Me’ by Luca Hanni, which came fourth in 2019, Brazilian-born songwriter Oxa, and Thomas Stengaard, penning the 2013 Eurovision winner ‘Only Teardrops’ by Emmelie De Forest.

Cypriot bosses have stuck to the winning formula of choosing artist and song internally. Cyprus have a 100% qualification record in five years which is impressive and one that Elena Tsagrinou is hoping to emulate their successes. The 2018’s runners-up with Eleni Foureira’s ‘Fuego’, plus five qualifiers between 2015 and 2019, Cyprus have upped their game in the music event for sure.

Cypriot chiefs felt that the songstress was right for this year’s contest as the upbeat song compliments Elena as a vocalist and performance-stage artist.

Head of the Cypriot Delegation in Eurovision Evi Papamichael helped define the criteria for their selection. “In recent years we have been collaborating with major record companies of the region. Greece and Cyprus are, as you know, a single record and music market.” Papamichael explained, confirming that Cyprus music is almost intertwined with Greece’s record labels, and world-class vibrant music industry.

Elena is signed to Panik Records, record label whose former Eurovision predecessors have included Ivi Adamou, Demy, Eleni Foureira and Anna Vissi.

The female soloist has been in the music industry since she was 14, where she reached the semi-finals of Greece Has Talent.

After five years with the band OtherView, Elena went solo in 2018 and has presented shows like The Voice of Greece, Just the 2 of US and K-POP Stars.

Last summer she released Latin-Reggaeton-fused ‘Amore’, the exotic tune also made it to our airplay charts. Her debut hit ‘Pame Ap’ Tin Archi’ launched a young-fledging solo career. The hits included ‘Paradeisos’, ‘Logia’, and duets; with Mike ‘Pare Me Agkalia’, feat, with Oge ‘San Lava’, ‘Tsai me Lemoni’ with Dakis and last December, Elena and DJ Kas covered dance track ‘Be My Lover’.

Elena performed at concerts in Cyprus and Greece, alongside artists such as Konstantinos Argiros and Melisses. Her music videos have accumulated millions of views on youtube, and entrusted Elena as one of the most exciting up-and-coming artists, in Greek music.

Cyprus will be staged with the help of artistic director Marvin Dietmann who helped Austria to a Eurovision triumph in 2014 with their song ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’. The involvement of the Austrian creative highlights the Cypriot ambition to impress at this competition.

Cyprus competes in the First Eurovision Semi-Final which airs on Tuesday 18th May, on BBC Four. The Top 10 qualifying nations have progression to the Final on Saturday 22nd May, on BBC One.

London Greek Radio wishes Elena and Cyprus the best of luck in the Eurovision.


Article written by Tony Neophytou

It’s been reported this week that 630 British Cypriots have died in relation to Coronavirus.

The weekly Parikiaki newspaper which has continued to print it’s circulation during the pandemic have been providing regular updates. The latest figures were published as of 11th February 2021, however it is not known whether the deceased have died directly from Coronavirus or whether they had tested positive for the virus, but died of other causes.

The newspaper has contacted hospitals, churches, funeral directors, Turkish Cypriot media and community, plus requests for their weekly death announcements, and confirmed 630 British Cypriots have died, with 9 deaths of UK Cypriots in the past week.

Reportedly, in London alone, at least 9 Cypriot families have lost loved ones to the disease, of which 5 were Greek-Cypriots and 4 Turkish-Cypriots.

This is the lowest recorded weekly figure recorded since almost two months by the London news outlet.

According to Parikiaki’s calculations the deceased are as follows:-

British Greek Cypriots – 311
British Turkish Cypriots – 270
British Maronite Cypriot – 1

[Which includes 12 cases of married couples, 2 cases of two brothers and 2 cases of fathers and sons and 1 of mother and daughter and 4 under 40 year olds.]

All of the above are from the London area with 12 additional Greek-Cypriot deaths and 1 Turkish-Cypriot in Birmingham, 1 in Cambridge, 1 in Cardiff, 2 in Cheltenham, 1 in Colchester, 2 in Coventry, 1 in Derby, 1 in Hemel Hempstead, 1 in Glasgow, 2 in Leeds, 1 in Leicester, 6 Greek-Cypriots and 1 Maronite-Cypriot in Liverpool, 1 in Lowestoft, 1 in Luton, 1 in Maidstone, 1 in Manchester, 1 in Mansfield, 1 in Margate, 1 in Middlesbrough, 1 in Newport, 1 in Northampton, 1 in Suffolk, 1 in Southend, 1 in Wakefield, 3 Greek-Cypriots (from the same family) in Weston-super-Mare.

The figure includes 582 in London and 48 outside London.

With 2,392,293 deaths worldwide, the above total of 630 British Cypriot deaths equates to 0.026% of deaths globally and 0.54% of deaths in the UK.

Cyprus currently has 32,288 cases of positive tests for Coronavirus with 219 deaths and so far, 2,057 have recovered from the disease, (just over 6%).

In Greece, of 170,244 cases, 6,077 people have died and 150,901 have recovered, (just over 88% so far).

Globally, from the 108,702,417 who have tested positive for the disease, 80,699,989 have recovered and 2,392,293 have died. [Just over 74% recovery rate so far and 2.2% spot-on who have died worldwide.]

The 108,702,2992, confirmed worldwide cases represents 1.38% of the world’s population who have been diagnosed with Coronavirus.

London Greek Radio (LGR) expresses our sincere condolences to the families and friends of all those who have sadly died during the pandemic and continuing to work with various organisations to help and support our communities at this challenging time.

John Kyriakides, Chairman of LGR said, “The LGR family are working hard to keep listeners informed, entertained and updated during this unprecedented time. I am saddened to hear of so many deaths in our communities.”

Tony Jay, Managing Director for LGR added, “LGR will continue to promote cross-partnership initiatives to help our listeners and communities. Our work to communicate the help that is available is more important than ever because we all have a role to play in fighting this virus.”

Information credited and attributed to Parikiaki newspaper and worldometers.info

Figures correct at time of publication 00:30 on Saturday 13th February 2121.


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LGR were shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Kyriacos ‘Koulis’ Kyriacou on 20th January 2021.

Kyriacos, (Koullis) was an avid LGR fan and critique and had a rapport with management and presenters on a regular basis.

He was found dead at his home in Seven Sisters Road, Stoke Newington after a friend attended, concerned that Koullis was not answering any phone calls.

London Ambulance Service and police were called just after 8.00pm on the evening of Wednesday 20th January and had to force entry to the property.

Koullis, originally from Limassol in Cyprus, was found deceased in his bed. It is believed that he last spoke with friends on the day before, and last called LGR on the evening of Monday 18th January.

LGR understands that an initial post-mortem has proved inconclusive and further tests are being carried out, including toxicology. It’s not believed that there are any suspicious circumstances, however, the death has been referred to the North London Coroner.

Koullis, known in England as ‘Kyri’ was 57 years old.

He was born in Limassol on 17th June 1963 to Christakis (Christos) and Eleni, and has two younger brothers, 56-year-old Anastasios, (Tassos) and Panikos, who is 50 years old.

Koullis’ brothers still live in Cyprus. Their mother passed away at the age of 65.

Young Kyriacos had eye problems as a child and came to England in 1997 to have surgery in the hope that his eyesight would improve.

He eventually settled down in Seven Sisters Road and dealt with top quality sound and HiFi equipment. Kyriacos was a humble and religious man who always tried to help others. His faith was strong and he had personally studied music and Hippocratic medicine.

Although a very private man, to those who knew him, he was a very good friend who could be trusted and relied upon.

As an avid listener of LGR, Koullis enjoyed the weekly Holy Liturgy on Sunday mornings and his passion for music meant that he would frequently contact LGR’s presenters with help and advice. As well as enjoying Greek favourites such as Spyros Zagoraios, Rita Sakellariou, Stratos Dionysiou, Giorgos Mazonakis, Stelios Kazantzidis, Theodosia Tsatsou, Mihalis Menidiadis, and rock and Entechna Greek songs, he was also very knowledgeable in English music, enjoying songs by Deep Purple, Whitesnake and many more.

Our condolences to Koullis’ friends and family. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.


Article written by London Greek Radio