Stefan Karl Stefansson’s heartbroken Lazytown co-stars pay tribute to ‘great talent and human being’ after death from cancer

STEFAN Karl Stefansson’s heartbroken Lazytown co-stars pay tribute to the late star.

The entertainer died yesterday aged 43 following a two-year battle with most cancers.

 The creator, director and actor who performed Sportacus in Lazytown Magnus Scheving posted an image of Stefan and wrote a tribute to his good friend and co-star:

“At this time the world is poorer. Stefan an important expertise and a human being handed away.

“My heartfelt for his family and friends. LazyTown will likely be empty with out you.”

Whereas his co-star Juliana Rose Mauriello – who performed Stephanie within the present – additionally paid a prolonged tribute to her beloved colleague:

“Loss of life leaves a heartache nobody can heal, love leaves a reminiscence nobody can steal.

“I at all times will likely be dancing proper beside you.

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“However I do know you aren’t alone, you have got my mother and grandma..”

Earlier than including: “Please watch over me. I’ll attempt to keep robust.”

Followers and co-stars alike have been mourning the premature loss of life of the Icelandic actor.

He was greatest identified for taking part in villain Robbie Rotten within the well-liked kids’s TV present between 2004 and 2007, and once more from 2013-2014.


The actor died surrounded by family and friends following his battle with bile duct most cancers, in response to TMZ.

Followers who grew up watching the present paid their respects on Twitter. One wrote: “So i simply came upon robby rotten from lazy city died in the present day… my childhood.”

One other added: “Lazytown was an enormous a part of my childhood, and it’s so unhappy to see such a tremendous character that introduced smiles to everybody even in 2018 has left us. We’ll miss you Rotten.”

And a 3rd paid tribute, writing: “Even when his character by no means grew to become a meme, his work was nice and was a part of my childhood watching Lazy City. Unhappy to listen to he’s gone however at the least he gained’t be forgotten :).”

Stefansson was identified with pancreatic most cancers in 2016, in response to Mail Online, and after surgical procedure he seemed to be on the trail to restoration. Nevertheless it returned in March and was inoperable.

On the time the actor posted an announcement to followers, saying: “It’s not till they inform you you’re going to die quickly that you just realise how quick life is.

“Time is probably the most useful factor in life as a result of it by no means comes again.

“And whether or not you spend it within the arms of a cherished one or alone in a prison-cell, life is what you make of it. Dream massive.”

After the prognosis his spouse Steinunn Olina Porsteinsdottir wrote on Fb: “Regardless that I knew for a very long time that this present day would come, it’s a troublesome turning level.

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“There is no such thing as a remedy for this. Now he should bear chemotherapy to attempt to delay his life and we hope that it will go as nicely is probably can, to enhance how he feels and to delay his life.

“His sickness has had an impression on the entire household, naturally. Some days we really feel very low, some days we’re completely satisfied and are completely satisfied about all that we’ve got achieved collectively and lived collectively.

“No person can take that away from us, nevertheless this goes. Not even loss of life itself.”

Stefan shot to fame in 2004 when the present, which is broadcast in tons of of nations, first aired.

Followers have created a crowdfunding web page to boost money for his household, together with his three daughters and son, who reside in Los Angeles.

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