Members of Ottawa’s tight-knit Greek Orthodox community are mourning the loss of a popular chanter at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church.
Andreas Andreadis was just 39 years old when he passed away Wednesday from COVID-19 after flu-like symptoms that worsened.
“His lungs were getting bad and his heart couldn’t take it anymore. That’s how he left us,” said his brother Jimmy Andreadis in a television interview with CTV.
The parish priest, Fr. Alex Michalopulos, is also hospitalized with COVID-19.
Canada has more than 30,000 confirmed cases and more than 1,000 deaths from coronavirus at the time of this article’s publication.
The region of Ontario where the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church is located is one of the country’s hardest-hit regions with nearly 8,000 confirmed cases and close to 300 deaths.
Television coverage from CTV
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