Chris Achilleos Death – Greek Cypriot-born British illustrator, painter, and movie conceptual artist has passed away. Chris Achilleos died on December 8, 2021. His cause of death was related to some undisclosed health issues. No information has been received regarding his obituary and funeral arrangements.
Chris Achilleos grew up in a rural village near the town of Famagusta in Cyprus, but after Chris’s father passed away in the late fifties, he moved to London with his mother moved along with her four children.
Chris work has been published in Heavy Metal and Radio Times magazines and on book covers as well, such as series based on the Conan the Barbarian character, TV’s Doctor Who, and Star Trek, not mentioning that he had participated in Heavy Metal and Willow as a conceptual artist which can be considered as his several film projects.
In 1966, he left school, although as he wanted to become a professional artist, he planned to attend the Hornsey College of Art. He studied technical illustration there as well as learning about various drawing disciplines, airbrushing, and perspective.
The beloved artist became proficient with the airbrush, known as a skill that proved very useful in his later career as a professional illustrator during his last year at college.
He has successfully created some of the best-loved fantasy and glamour art and is acknowledged as one of the top fantasy artists in the world over the past 40 years, staying in this career.
Marc G shared his condolence by saying: “Farewell, Chris Achilleos, RIP. It was incredible to have the guy who’d created the favorite fantasy covers of my teenage years illustrating the books I worked on, including the cover of my Titan: the Fighting Fantasy World sourcebook.”
Wales Comic Con: Telford Takeover tweeted: “We are truly saddened to hear that Doctor Who artist; Chris Achilleos has passed away. Chris was just with us as a guest last month and was in great spirits, excited to meet the fans over the weekend – Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends at this time. #RIP.”
Another shared: “We very sadly have to inform everyone that our wonderful friend and client Chris Achilleos passed away on Monday. It has been a joy bringing the fantasy art painter and his wife to conventions over the years. Our thoughts are with his wife Tasha and the whole family.”