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Violating COVID Rules, Thousands Attend Rapper Mad Clip’s Funeral

September 7, 2021

ATHENS – A New Democracy government vow to enforce rules against mass gatherings during the surging COVID-19 pandemic was set aside to let thousands attend the funeral of Greek-American rapper Mad Clip, killed in an automobile accident.

The services were also streamed live on YouTube for Peter Anastasopoulos, 34, from an Orthodox church in Paleo Faliro where scenes showed a mob had collected to pay respects

Some mourners, many wearing black, played the late singer’s music loudly on car speakers while others revved up motorbikes in their own tribute to the deceased, said Kathimerini. He was buried in a nearby cemetery.

Mad Clip 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 got millions of hits on YouTube.

He died when his Porsche hit a tree on a major road along the sea in the southern

part of Athens, a boulevard known for speeding.

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