On October 19, 2005 George Anemogiannis died. Exhausted from heart failure, he died at the age of 89 years, after a heart attack in "Medical Center of Paleo Faliro", where he hospitalized in the last period of his life. His body was moved to his hometown, Heraklion, Crete, where he was buried at public expense at the Holy Cathedral of Saint Minas and then buried, according to his desire, in the cemetery of St. Constantine in the family tomb, next to his parents.
The death announcement of the Cretan screenwriter had caused a sensation in the artistic and cultural area of Europe - and beyond. The leadership of the Ministry of Culture, expressing public regret, talked about a personality that has left a great legacy in culture. Friends and colleagues of the deceased, including Professor University Ekaterinidis, Anna Kalouta, Nestor Matsas, Walter Bouchner and other personalities of the arts and letters, talked about a significant loss of a talented, labor and benevolent man, which modesty and politeness characterize him. Indeed, his pectorals friend and writer Prifti Cleopatra, in her speech, emphasizing the generosity and kindness, called Anemogiannis "knight of beauty and morality."
After the death of the great stage designer, the valuable archive inherited to his "brainchild", to the Kazantzakis Museum, which, paying tribute to his founder, gave the name "G. Anemogiannis" to the Events Hall of the building where it is housed. Honorably the municipality "Nikos Kazantzakis" -birthplace of the great set designer- received the name "G. Anemogiannis" and adjacent square of the Museum. The Municipality of Heraklion honored also G. Anemogiannis by giving its name to the main street of the city.