Fans are in mourning after the tragic news of Stefan Karl Stefansson’s death emerged this week. Stefansson, originally from Iceland, is famously known for his role as Robbie Rotten on the popular Nickelodeon children’s show “Lazytown,” but he was cast in several other films including his voiceovers for “Night at the Museum” and “Thor.”
His long-lasting role on “Lazytown” went from 2004 to 2007 for the first two seasons and again from 2013 to 2014 for the final two seasons.
According to TMZ, the 43-year-old actor passed away on Tuesday, August 21st following a prolonged cancer battle. He was reportedly surrounded by friends and family at the time of his death.
Stefansson had been battling cancer for more than two years. He was first diagnosed in 2016 but appeared to be making a successful recovery. However, the cancer returned earlier this year.
Previously, Stefansson revealed to the public, "It's not until they tell 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."
Fans paid heartwarming tributes to the late actor via social media. Many referred to him as their “childhood hero.”
He will be greatly missed by his wife, Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir, and four children — three daughters and one son.
Please keep Stefansson's friends, family, and loved ones in your prayers during this difficult time. In other breaking news, a dangerous hurricane is approaching the United States; please pray for our nation, as well!