The death that Dionysis Papagiannopoulos never managed to overcome
Who was Harris Lukea who was killed in a car accident while he was in the car?
With his unsurpassed acting talent where with unique mastery he moved from comedy and drama (revealing another face), Dionysis Papagiannopoulos wrote his own story in Greek cinema. He put his own stamp and until today no one was lucky enough to succeed him.
They say that great actors are born once and when they leave life, they stay alive through their works. Dionysis Papagiannopoulos lives on in the hearts of the world and it is no coincidence that he is loved even by the younger generations. Is it just his huge acting talent? Is this the shyness and respect with which he served Art?
Is. These are, along with what he came up with. They say that the eyes are the mirror of the soul. And in the eyes of "Nionios" you could see his sensitivity, his kindness, a hidden melancholy. Whatever it is one of the greatest comedians where did this place give birth?
But sometimes they are lies that say that comedians can make people laugh, but in their daily lives they are more melancholy. Somehow Papagiannopoulos was like that. A good friend and even better company, however, was also a sensitive man. And this sensitivity felt the greatest turmoil when his young colleague, Harris Loukea, was killed in a car accident.
The great actor was in the same car, while her death never overcame him.
The diary wrote Thursday, January 12, 1978. It was 9.30 in the morning, when at the 6th kilometer of Farsala - Mikrothivon (outside Farsala) the car driven by the young actor (he was 27 years old at the time) Ioannis Michalakos due to slipperiness and without having developed excessive speed , overturned and crashed into an OTE pole.
In addition to the driver, Dionysis Papagiannopoulos, Haris Loukea, Popi Lazou and Mina Politou were in the vehicle. The five of them were heading from Farsala to Chalkida, where last night, Papagiannopoulos' troupe staged the play "Magoufis" with great success.
Harris Loukea was pulled out of the wreckage of the car dead, who was sitting in the passenger seat and died instantly. Dionysis Papagiannopoulos was seriously injured while the actors Popi Lazou and Mina Politou were pulled out slightly injured.
The tragic accident It made headlines in the press of the time, where among other things it was reported that Papagiannopoulos suffered a fracture of the right key and a bruise on the head. In fact, they clarified how the 42-year-old Loukea was killed, while they said that Papagiannopoulos was unaware of their death at first, while he was informed later.
He never overcame the loss of the beautiful actress. She marked him and carried him for the next years of his life. He had said in a statement that the bad weather was to blame and that Lukea might not have lost her life if the car had fallen in the snow and not collided with the pole.
He was only 42 years old when actress lost her life instantly and tragically in a car accident. Harris Lukea was married, leaving behind a small child.
Apart from being an actress, she was also a photo model, hence her special beauty. She was a cousin of Star Hellas Jenny Loukea. In the cinema he had taken part in several films such as: "Golf", "The Shepherd's Beloved" and "Our Lady the Mom".