Astarte - Maria "Tristessa" Kolokouri Dies


Greek black metal act Astarte have lost their main member Maria "Tristessa" Kolokouri. After battling with leukemia, previous updates suggested she might be getting better but today her husband broke the sad news of her passing after complications. Maria founded the band with Kinthia and Nemesis back in 1995.

Her husband posted this update on Facebook: "Maria she's left from this world, you are leaving a lot behind and my soul is in pain. You are a special person, you are my Wife. I will always adore you, our son and everybody that they love you. I will always honour you and you will never be forgotten. Until we meet again my love I will will kiss you from inside of my soul. Your Nick and your son Antonios."




Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Astarte
 
Posted: 10.08.2014 by Bad English


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10.08.2014 - 19:47
ANGEL REAPER
Fucking sad news....very sad...
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10.08.2014 - 19:50
BloodTears
ANA-thema
I always thought she would pull through. Even if I don't have any connection with the band, this is sad.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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10.08.2014 - 19:51
Hex_Omega
Gem Seeker
Cancer sucks
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10.08.2014 - 20:06
Monolithic
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Really sad to hear the news.
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10.08.2014 - 20:09
Scathach666
Speechless
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10.08.2014 - 20:16
Sword_Chant
Oh man that's devastating news, she looks beautiful too I didn't know the band beforehand but it always sucks when band members pass away like this. R.I.P and condolences to her family and the rest of the band
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10.08.2014 - 20:30
Jiri
This is awful. Her poor family.

R.I.P., Tristessa.
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10.08.2014 - 20:34
Lord_Regnier
I never cared for the band but dying of leukemia is very sad.
I don't know her age but she looks young enough (too young to die).
Beautiful woman, too.
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10.08.2014 - 21:13
Gothmog_Motsham
Man this is terrible She was an amazing person and a wonderful musician. May her soul rest in peace.
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10.08.2014 - 22:19
freedom forever
R.I.P
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10.08.2014 - 22:56
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
She will be missed, she will be always in my heart, as one of the first women I came to know in extreme metal scene and also one of the first all-female bands in BM.... YOU WERE A BIG INSPIRATION dear Maria.
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10.08.2014 - 23:25
Dark Blood
The Avenger
May she rest in peace.
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11.08.2014 - 00:07
ManiacBlasphemer
Black Knight
Indeed... sad news of her passing. Just when she finished with band issues and was prepared to come back recording a new album, cancer fucked it all up. RIP Tristessa!
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11.08.2014 - 00:08
Dark Cornatus
Powerslave
That sucks, seeing a pretty iconic band from their time go. They were never a favourite of mine even though i liked them, but i always loved her vocals.
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11.08.2014 - 01:10
J. N.
The sad thing is, if I remember the update correctly, she beat the leukemia, but the casualties of the leukemia left her body extremely weak and, well, dying.

Astarte was, as for many others, among the first female fronted extreme metal bands I ever heard and that got me further into the genre.

Fare thee well, Maria.
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11.08.2014 - 01:30
Rulatore
Awful news. Best wishes for her family, she'll surely be missed
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11.08.2014 - 02:51
Rapid Fire
Very sad news. I regret it specially for her son, I can't imagine mine growing without his mother.

R.I.P. Condolences for her family, friends and beloved ones.
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11.08.2014 - 06:06
athena
R.I.P., sister.

My heart goes out to her family.
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11.08.2014 - 09:56
Kimiwind
Speed Metal God
RIP. This is sad.
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11.08.2014 - 10:41
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Didn't think she was much of a vocalist (thought Kinthia was better) but she wrote some great stuff as their main songwriter. Sad loss fro her family, friends and fans.
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11.08.2014 - 14:11
DeathMetalKnight
R.I.P.

What's happening with new album after this?
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11.08.2014 - 15:49
ManiacBlasphemer
Black Knight
Written by DeathMetalKnight on 11.08.2014 at 14:11

R.I.P.

What's happening with new album after this?


Ditch it or release it (if it is done) in her memory. One of these two options.
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12.08.2014 - 00:02
Opethian
Her having Cancer is news to me. Sad news. See you on the other side! RIP
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13.08.2014 - 00:13
Slayer666
Holy crap, this sucks. :/
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13.08.2014 - 01:59
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Could never quite enjoy the music they made but it sucks any time someone loses a battle with cancer. Nature's last defense against overpopulation, I suppose.
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13.08.2014 - 16:52
FYA
Destroyer
Oh noe...so sad news:(
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17.08.2014 - 23:55
HellriderRising
R.I.P. Maraki.
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