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Son of Greek billionaire found dead in Ohio hotel

Posted: 12:18 PM, Jul 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-16 12:34:30-04
Son of Greek billionaire found dead in Ohio hotel

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The son of a Greek billionaire was found dead Saturday at a downtown Cleveland hotel.

Socrates S. Kokkalis, the 34-year-old son of tycoon Socrates P. Kokkalis, was found dead Saturday night at the Marriott Hotel, authorities confirmed. A cause of death has not been determined. 

Greek news agencies are reporting that Kokkalis was in Cleveland on business; the Capital reported that he was meeting with regulators regarding a sports betting project. 

Kokkalis was the vice president of the Greek Olympiacos football club.

A statement provided to CNN Greece by the Kokkalis Foundation translates to: "The Kokkalis family, with deep sorrow, announces the sudden death of Socrates S. Kokkalis, 34, during a business trip to Cleveland, USA, Saturday July 14, 2018".

Kokkalis was also on the board of directors of Intralot Interactive, a Greek gambling technology company.

Socrates P. Kokkalis, the father of the deceased, is the founder and largest shareholder of Intracom Holdings, one of the largest multinational telecommunications and technology companies in Europe.