Vangelis dead at 79

Rickey Yaneza

Legendary composer Vangelis has died. He was 79.

Vangelis was best known for the musical scores of “Chariots of Fire” and “Blade Runner”.

He won an Academy Award for “Chariots of Fire” in 1981.

The Associated Press reported that he died in a hospital in France.

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The instrumental piece “Chariots of Fire - Titles” is literally a classic, something everyone has heard at one point in their lives, and is embedded in Hollywood cinema forever.

It was released as a single and reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982. Many should remember it from the Olympic Games instead of the movie from where it first was heard.

Sad day today. RIP Vangelis!

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