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.