Minos Kyriakou, founder of the Athenian Group of companies and Greek media mogul, has died at the age of 75.

He was urgently transferred to an Athens hospital yesterday afternoon after suffering a cardiac arrest. He showed no signs of life at that point and doctors could not revive him.

Kyriakou was born in 1942 into a shipping family founded by his grandfather of the same name at the beginning of the twentieth century.