Popular Greek singer Dimitris Mitropanos, who died on Tuesday at the age of 64, will be buried at Athens's First Cemetery on Thursday.

Mitropanos died in an Athens hospital after suffering pulmonary edema caused by a heart attack.

He was considered one of the foremost interpreters of Greek rebetika and popular folk music, known for his smooth vocals and dignified delivery.

He was born on April 2, 1948, in a village outside Trikala in Thessaly, and began working as a singer after moving to Athens in 1964.

Ekathimerini.com