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My Big Fat Greek Wedding Star Michael Constantine Has Died, Age 94

Stewart Perrie

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding Star Michael Constantine Has Died, Age 94

Actor Michael Constantine has died, aged 94.

He was well known for playing Costas 'Gus' Portokalos, the patriarch of the family in My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

Michael also won an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe nomination for his supporting role in the comedy series Room 222

The veteran actor's brother-in-law, Michael Gordon, confirmed Michael died peacefully from natural causes at his home in Pennsylvania.


Michael told the Reading Eagle: "Last week he could still sing all four stanzas of the Reading High School alma mater from memory.

"He's always considered himself a Reading native. People would come up and say, 'You're from California,' (and he'd say) 'Oh no, I'm from Reading.'"

His sister, Patricia, added: "He loved his hometown. He came back here right after he won his Emmy for Room 222.

"But then he was called back to California. He always loved coming home. He was very much a family person. He loved his children, his siblings, his parents."

Featured Image Credit: IFC Films

Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity

Stewart Perrie
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