"Love and humility are unusual and so helpful through it all. Rest in Peace Robbie Rotten. Robbie Rotten from LazyTown...I couldn’t tell you how many nightmares you gave me whilst being a little human pic.twitter.com/wyQE4gXoh1, Bois The actor who plays Robbie Rotten in lazy town has passed away today he will forever be a pirate!! BBC Radio Shropshire presenter Vicki Archer died aged 41 on 07 July, “While the theatre will offer audiences an opportunity to become part of Stefan's legacy through enjoyment.”. The actor's spouse, with whom she shares four children, said he did not want a funeral and instead wanted his ashes to be scattered in secrecy. The Robbie Rotten actor deleted his Twitter account in April, after he discovered that he was now ‘inoperable’. Thank you for all the joy you brought us and people everywhere. "Time is the most valuable thing in life because it never comes back. She concluded: “In fulfilment of Stefan Karl's wishes, the academy will be dedicated to training young people in the history and skills of expression across all genres. Stefán Karl Stefánsson (10 July 1975 – 21 August 2018) was an Icelandic actor and singer. I am grateful. Fans of “LazyTown,” which ran from 2004 to 2007 and 2013 to 2014, used memes of Stefansson’s fitness-averse character to honor his passing: Stefan Karl Stefansson was big part of my childhood, playing Robbie Rotten on LazyTown. pic.twitter.com/UiXk4vnQoq, Very unfortunate news, today. Robbie was a product of many years of thinking and doing. Stefan Karl-Stefansson dead: LazyTown actor died from cancer at the age of 43, Stefan Karl-Stefansson dead: LazyTown actor battled cancer for two years before his death. Sadly, less than a year later, his cancer returned in March 2018 and was revealed to be inoperable. Sad to hear the news about Stefan Karl Stefansson.Thoughts with his family & thank you for sharing your lovely memories of Lazy Town. We will miss you so much.’. In a statement, he said: "It’s not until they tell you you’re going to die soon that you realise how short life is. Copyright © 2020 HuffPost.com, Inc. "HuffPost" is a registered trademark of HuffPost.com, Inc. All rights reserved. Friends and fans have raised more than $140,000 (£110,000) to help support his treatment and care. LazyTown star Stefan Karl Stefansson thanks fans in heartbreaking final Instagram post before tragic death. pic.twitter.com/bXVVm9eQH8, In honor of Stefán Karl Stefánsson (aka Robbie Rotten) passing away. MORE : Aretha Franklin ‘had no will’ at the time of her death despite an estimated $80m fortune, MORE : The Overtones pay tribute to Timmy Matley in heartbreaking first TV interview since band mate’s death: ‘He’s been with us’. RIP Stefan Karl Stefansson pic.twitter.com/A9GazKA0sL, I spent many hours with my younger siblings watching you years ago and ive lost count of how many times you made us laugh and smile uncontrollably. Thank you for the years of joy you have provided to millions of children. Our. In a poignant last Instagram post in June 2017 before his cancer returned, Stefansson thanked his followers for their support. The Icelandic actor had battled bile duct cancer in 2016 and after surgery it seemed he was on the road to recovery. Becky Freeth Wednesday 22 Aug 2018 2:24 am. Fans flocked to his final post to pay tribute to their hero. “Time is the most valuable thing in life because it never comes back. In March, he revealed that his condition was terminal. RIP Robbie Rotten aka Stefan Karl Stefansson Your work over the years inspired millions of children and last year, your memes reminded us all to not take things too seriously. By trying so hard to do evil, Robbie rotten was accidentally the most active person in lazy town. Instagram. He linked to a meme that says: "The memers may die, but the memes live on.". Find us on Instagram at BBCNewsbeat and follow us on Snapchat, search for bbc_newsbeat, https://twitter.com/gfrancagm/status/879846213780213761, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfYnvDL0Qcw. What you see in the TV show is different from his first personality. It’s not until they tell you you’re going to die soon that you realize how short life is. No matter how devestating this news may be, we must now remember Stefán for his achievements. When you are an actor or do anything in the arts for a career, your life will take many unexpected twists and turns. He said in a statement in March: ‘It’s not until they tell you you’re going to die soon that you realise how short life is. The actor leaves behind his wife Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir and their four children. newspaper archive. Our condolences #RobbieRotten, Farewell, Robbie Rotten. The Instagram post, featuring a simple illustration of a rainbow, has been flooded with tributes since his passing, aged just 43, was announced on Tuesday night. Thank you for being so positive and genuine during all of this. #RIPRobbieRottenpic.twitter.com/5PXDHrnPLe, So sorry to hear of the passing of Stefan Karl. As many actors have said before me, being famous or well known can be nice or it can be a burden, it all depends on how you look at it. In other words, people may know about Robbie Rutten but give a blank questioning stare when the name Stefan Karl Stefansson comes up...I am of the generation that watched LazyTown occasionally when I was a kid, and I had never heard of this guy until a few weeks ago. “Whether you spend it in the arms of a loved one or alone in a prison cell, life is what you make of it. Stefán Karl Stefánsson was an Icelandic actor and singer, best known for portraying antagonist Robbie Rotten on the children's television series LazyTown. 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He uploaded a photo which read: “At the end of every storm there is a rainbow of hope.”. Time is the most valuable thing in life because it never comes back. See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, You made my childhood. He posted an image of a rainbow with the words: "At the end of every storm there is a rainbow of hope. What was cause of death? “Time is the most valuable thing in life because it never comes back. Dream big.". A third said: "Rest In Peace you will always be Number 1". Stefansson, who is survived by his wife and four children, shared this quote in his final Instagram post last June: A post shared by Stefán Karl Stefánsson (@stefanssonkarl) on Jun 25, 2017 at 6:24am PDT. Though his account has been inactive since last June, the post has received renewed attention from fans, who have used it to leave messages and share their memories.