‘Our Mikis has gone’: Zorba the Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis dies at 96

Composer Mikis Theodorakis, whose infectious, earthy score for the film Zorba the Greek helped foster a sunny, carefree image of his country for millions of tourists, died on Thursday, aged 96.As news of his passing swept through the nation, parliament held a moment of silence.“Today we lost a part of Greece’s soul. Mikis Theodorakis, Mikis the teacher, the intellectual, the radical, our Mikis has gone,” said Culture Minister Lina Mendoni.A towering man with a brooding look and a shock of wavy…