Popular theater and film actor Yannis Voglis has passed away at the age of 79

Popular theater and film actor Yannis Voglis has passed away, at the age of 79, on Wednesday morning.

The actor was recently hospitalized at an increased care unit and underwent two surgeries. The hospital announced that multiorgan failure was the cause of death.

Voglis was born in Athens in 1937 and studied drama at the school of Pelos Katselis. His first stage appearance took place in 1961 in a play directed by Karolos Koun.

At the same time he pursued a career in film and was best known for his appearance in the 1968 drama Girls in the Sun. He also received critical praise for his performance in 1966’s The Soil was Colored Red.