SHARE

Stefan Karl Stefansson in hospital-5a08
Stefan will be honoured with his dream coming true (Picture: Instagram)

LazyTown actor Stefan Karl Stefansson will have a dream realised as a performing arts centre will be opened in his name.

It was announced on 21 August the actor had sadly lost his battle with cancer, and its since been revealed he will now be honoured as the dream he had been working on just prior to his death will be fulfilled.

The Stefan Karl Academy & Center for the Performing Arts will be built ready for a launch next year in Switzerland, and TMZ reports Stefan had been working on the plans in his final hours.

The project is set to be a celebration of his life, and the academys goals will be to train young people in the art of humour and human expression.

Stefan had allegedly planned for humour to be the academys linchpin.

Stefans wife will be heavily involved.

Stefan Karl Stefansson played villain Robbie Rotten Robbie Rotten's wife pays tribute
Stefans wife will be involved in the launch of the centre (Picture: stefanssonkarl/Instagram)

Fans were left devastated after news of his death surfaced, which came just five months after he revealed his cancer had returned and it was inoperable. They flocked to social media to pay tribute to the star, posting memes of his well-loved character Robbie Rotten all over Twitter.

Advertisement Advertisement

Following the announcement, his wife Steinunn Olina revealed that no public funeral will be held, as per his wishes, and that instead his ashes will be scattered in private.

She wrote on Facebook: My beloved, Stefan Karl Stefansson, 43, has passed away after battling aggressive bile duct cancer for two years. Per Stefans wishes, there will be no funeral. His earthly remains will be scattered in secrecy in a distant ocean.

Lazy Town's Stefan Karl Stefansson dies
Stefan, who plays Robbie Rotten on LazyTown, has passed away aged 43 (Picture: BBC)

Stefans family wants to express their gratitude for the support and warmth received in recent years, and to express their deepest sympathy to the many friends and fans of Stefan Karl.

Stefan starred as Robbie Rotten on LazyTown between 2004 and 2007 and again from 2013 to 2014.

LazyTown, which originally debuted in 2004, followed the efforts of pink-haired girl Stephanie and superhero Sportacus to liven up the town and encourage its residents to lead more active lifestyles.

However, Robbie Rotten would regularly concoct schemes in a bid to outwit them and restore the town to its former lazy self. The actor leaves behind his wife and four children.

MORE: Stefan Karl Stefansson believed cancer was gone a year before it killed him

MORE: LazyTown actor Stefan Karl Stefansson posted a final message of hope and thanks on Instagram before inoperable cancer returned

Advertisement Advertisement

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here