ATHENS – Peter Anastasopoulos, a 34-year-old Greek-American rapper from New York, known as Mad Clip, died in a car crash on a high-speed road along Athens' coast that was so devastating it took 12 firefighters hours to extricate him.
The accident happened at 2:30 a.m. On Aug. 2 police reported, adding that he lost control of his Porsche and smashed into a power pole and then a tree, the car cut in two from the impact.
He was taken to by ambulance to Evangelismos Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival, the report said. Traffic police are investigating the incident.
Reports said he was was born in New York in 1988 and came to Greece for the first time at the age of 13. He released four albums — Super Trapper, O Amerikanos, Super Trapper II, and Still Active, while his songs had garnered millions of views on YouTube.
The Sydney-based Greek City Times said that in February he was arrested following a dangerous police chase through Athens and that he didn't stop for a police check, sped away and ran four red lights before finally being stopped.