Lykourgos Kallergis, 97,died in hospital on Saturday 27 August 2011.

The last of the actors of the ’30s, one of the founders and leading men in the Karolos Koon Art Theater, he was a real representative of the word ethopios: meaning actor in Greek but also a creator of ethos.
Born in the Rethymnon area of Crete, son of one of the first Greek socialists Stavros Kallergis, Lykourgos played leading parts in both the political and the theatre stage for half a century.
Blessed with an expressive voice and an impressive presence he was the protagonist in most Greek tragedies, he taught acting, he translated foreign plays, he was a unionist in the actors’guild. At the same time he was active in politics first in the ranks of the Communist Party of Greece, he was elected in the Greek Parliament in 1977 and then joined Coalition of the Left of Movements and Ecology till his death. A peace activist all his life he has left an indelible mark on Greek history but mainly in our hearts.