The Icelandic actor Stefan Karl Stefansson, who played the bad guy Robbie Rotten in the children's TV series LazyTown, died at the age of 43 after a fight with cancer, according to the BBC website. The program, which was produced between 2004 and 2007 and resumed between 2013 and 2014, was broadcast in Brazil via SBT channels and Discovery Kids and is currently on the Boomerang network.
Stefansson was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2016, but stated that the tumor had been removed by surgery. On social networks he told about the treatment and in March of this year he said that the disease had returned and was unusable. "Only when they tell you that you're going to die as soon as you realize how short life is," he wrote on Twitter. "Time is the most valuable thing in life because it never comes back, and if you spend it in the arms of a loved one or only in prison, the life is what you make of it." Dream great. "
Stefansson worked in the film and the theater before he participated LazyTown like the villain. The series tells the story of a little girl named Stephanie and her adventure friend, Sportacus, who try to make the inhabitants of a lazy city healthy. Robbie Rotten, on the other hand, struggles to disrupt the couple's plans. The program has been broadcast in more than 180 countries.
Stefansson leaves his wife, Steinunn Olina, and four children. In social networks, the two actresses who played the protagonist of the series, Stephanie, a tribute to the actor.