Karl Stefansson, best known as his role as “Robbie Rotten” in the “LazyTown” children’s show, has died at the age of 43.
Stefansson had been battling bile-duct cancer for several years. He has a transplant in 2016 and appeared to be recovering, but the cancer returned this year and was inoperable.
In statement in March, Stefansson said, “It’s not until they tell you you’re going to die soon that you realize how short life is. Time is the most valuable thing in life because it never comes back. And whether you spend it in the arms of a loved one or alone in a prison cell, life is what you make of it. Dream big.”
He is survived by a wife and 4 children.