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27 Σεπτεμβρίου 2022

Greek porn legend Kostas Gousgounis died at 92

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Greek porn legend Kostas Gousgounis, who featured in a number of erotic films mainly in the 1980s, died last Friday at the age of 92.

He died at Thriasio Hospital from a heart attack. His funeral was on Monday in Artemis, where he lived for the last years. The announcement was made by his friend, Dimitris Loukakis.

According to his post, Kostas Gousgounis was hospitalised for days.

His daughter Charoula was at his death bed, as long as his son-in-law Argyris and his grandchildren Dimitris and Kostas.

“I want you to take me to Loutsa at the Artemis cemetery and I want my friend’s funeral office on Mesogeion Avenue. Do not be sad, good meeting”, were his last words according to his relatives.

Kostas Gousgounis (Greek: Κώστας Γκουσγκούνης (21 March 1931 – 6 May 2022) was a Greek pornographic actor. He was considered as a legendary figure of 1970s and 1980s Greek pornography.

He has appeared in films such as O Idonoblepsias (The Peeping Tom), the award-winning Nikolas Triantafyllidis film Radio Moscow, The Overcoat (1996), and Mavro Gala (Black Milk, 2000). He has also made a guest appearance in the popular Greek comedy series Tis Elados Ta Pedia (Greece’s Boys). Gousgounis was the individual honoured at the 3rd Festival of Cult Greek Cinema, on 14 February 2005.

He has been described as semi-divine, the “king of the 1970s,” the “master of Greek porn,” and “the man who deservedly won the throne of the most erotic Greek actor”. He is also considered a legend of surrealist sexual comedy. Gousgounis is considered an “emblematic figure who left his mark on cult [film]”.

Gousgounis was born 21 March 1931 in Larissa, Thessaly to Mimis, a photographer. His father taught him photography and he worked as a photographer in Thessaly before deciding to go to Athens.

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