Hundreds of people said their last goodbye to noted singer and songwriter Nikos Papazoglou on Monday, as he was laid to rest in Thessaloniki cemetery.

Papazoglou died on Sunday at the age of 63 after a long battle with cancer.

He was born in Thessaloniki and began writing songs in 1965 when he was briefly a member of the pop band “Olympians”. Over a course of 30 years he founded a recording studio in Thessaloniki’s Toumba district, where dozens of local artists recorded their music.
Papazoglou is regarded as one of the founders of the so-called Thessaloniki school of contemporary popular Greek music.