The great actor and musician Costas Papanastasiou died in Berlin at the age of 55.
Costas Papanastasiou in recent years suffered from dementia.
According to Deutsche Welle, the actor was the most recognizable Greek in Germany after Mikis Theodorakis.
Who was he
Costas Papanastasiou was born in 1937 in Karditsa.
In Germany he played the role of Panagiotis Sarikakis in the successful TV series of the network “Lindenstrasse”, which was shown over every Sunday.
The “Sarikaki family” had the Greek restaurant “Acropolis”.
When he did not serve ouzo, the protagonist of the series, Costas Papanastasiou, took his guitar and started singing. As in real life.
He was the owner of the Greek pub “Terzo Mondo” on Grolmannstrasse in Berlin.
He ran the pub on 55 years and 2018 was taken over by his son.
2011 chamber music hall of the Philharmonic in Berlin, on the occasion of his 's long stay in the German capital. In recent years he had retired from active duty, as reported by the newspaper “Tagesspiegel”.