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Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos dies in accident

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Police and hospital officials in Athens say Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos has been killed in road accident.

They say the 76-year-old director suffered serious head injuries and died at a hospital near Athens on Tuesday after being hit by a motorcycle while walking across a road.

Other details of the incident were not immediately available.

Angelopoulos won numerous awards for his movies, most at European film festivals, during his career that spanned more than 40 years.

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