Greeks woke up to shocking news today that one of their beloved young music stars was killed in a tragic car accident.
Pantelis Pantelidis, a singing sensation who got his big break after becoming a sensation via YouTube, was killed in a car accident at 8:00am local time in Athens, on Vouliagmenis Avenue.
UPDATED: According to an official police report, Pantelidis was driving a Mercedes vehicle without a seatbelt at speeds upwards of 120-150 kph (appx 75-95 mph). Two female passengers in his car are in critical condition. The accident occurred when Pantelidis hit the guard rail in the Ellinikon stretch of Vouliagmenis Avenue and lost control of the vehicle.
Pantelidis quickly became one of the country’s most popular young voices with hit after hit, and numerous appearances in concerts for diaspora communities throughout the world.