Beloved 'LazyTown' star has passed away at the age of 43

Rodolfo Vieira
Aug 22, 2018
08:49 A.M.
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Stefan Karl Stefansson, from Lazy Town, passed away at the age of 43 after a fierce 2-year-old battle with pancreatic cancer.


The actor, who was most famous for his role as Robbie Rotten in the children's show, drew his last breath on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, in Iceland.

The news of his death was first shared by TMZ and his wife, Steinnun Olina Porsteinsdottir, shared intimate details regarding the late actor's wishes when it comes to the funeral service.

According to the widow,  Stefansson didn't want to have a funeral, and that his grieving family would respect that wish by scattering his remains in secrecy 'in a distant ocean.'

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Porsteinsdottir also took the opportunity to express the family's gratitude for all the love, warmth and support that they have received ever since Stefansson's battle began.

The actor was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer back in 2016. After being submitted to surgery, it seemed as if he was on his way to recovery, but the illness returned in March 2018.



Stefansson, a father-of-four, kept his fans and followers on Instagram up to date when it comes to his journey to beat cancer, posting several photos of himself during the treatments.

His last post was shared on June 25, 2018, and read: 'From the bottom of my heart I thank you for the support you provide me. You give me hope and you all move me.'



The caption could be found under a picture with a message saying: 'At the end of every storm there is a rainbow of hope.' A very meaningful message from Stefansson, who probably knew that his time was coming.

Stefansson, who was described as a very happy person and a great friend, is survived by his wife, their three daughters and their only son.