Hit star and jungle king: costa cordalis is dead

hit star and jungle king: costa cordalis is dead

Mourning for hit star costa cordalis ("anita"): probably the most famous greek in germany died on tuesday afternoon at the age of 75 in his adopted home of mallorca. This is what the family loved to tell the german press agency through their management on wednesday.

"We are all deeply saddened by the loss," said son lucas cordalis (51) accordingly. "My father was a wonderful person who always stood up for others."Also the kolner "express" quoted lucas cordalis with these words.

According to media reports, the singer has been in a clinic on the balearic island for a long time after a fainting spell. At the end of february, he was still performing with his son lucas (51) at a benefit concert in essen, germany. At that time he is said to have already looked exhausted.

The artist with the dark curly mane, born in central greece in 1944, had come to germany when he was 16 years old. He released his first record in 1965 – a german version of elvis presley’s "crying in the chapel" with the title "du hast ja tranen in den augen" (you have tears in your eyes). His breakthrough came in the 70s with songs about "carolina" (1973), "anna lena" (1974) and "anita" (1976), a black-haired beauty from mexico. The earworm became cordalis’ biggest hit.

He also took part in TV shows, such as the first edition of the RTL jungle camp in 2004 – from which cordalis promptly emerged as the winner. In later years, the artist was repeatedly plagued by health problems. After an operation on his intervertebral discs, he collapsed on stage in chemnitz in 2013, and in 2017 he broke his bone after a fall in the bathroom. "I am a fighter!"He emphasized in interviews at the time – and made it back into the show business once again.

Cordalis has three children with his wife ingrid. For many years now, the couple has spent most of the year with the family – including son lucas and his wife daniela katzenberger (32) – in santa ponca on mallorca. On the island he was also often in the party clubs at the ballermann appeared.

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