John Macris is shot dead on holiday in Greece

Notorious Sydney gangster John Macris has been shot dead while holidaying in Greece.

The millionaire nightclub owner, who once dated PR queen Roxy Jacenko, was shot four times in the chest in a seaside suburb in Athens shortly after 9pm local time.

The 46-year-old Greek Australian was staying at his home when the attack took place.

Sydney gangster John Macris has been shot dead while holidaying in Greece

Sydney gangster John Macris has been shot dead while holidaying in Greece

The killer was waiting for Mr Macris outside his home and shot him from the passenger side seat of his car, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Mr Macris attempted to escape his vehicle, but dropped to the footpath where he received another bullet and died. 

He was known to both Australian and Greek authorities, the Greek City Times reported.

Mr Macris was a prominent figure in the underworld scene for years, and is

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