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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.