Stefán Karl Stefánsson was born on July 10, 1975 in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland and died on August 21, 2018 in Iceland.
As of September 2020, Stefan has greater than 1 million subscribers on YouTube. When the actor was identified with most cancers later in his life, he started to close down all his social media accounts. His YouTube account stays as his single social media profile.
Stefan’s profession began when he was 19 years previous. Whereas rising up, his highschool principal instructed him that “performing will not be about making faces and altering your face” — one thing he disagreed with. The younger actor labored as a puppeteer on tv. On the identical time, he attended lessons on the Drama Academy of Iceland.
Later in his profession, Icelandic gymnast Magnus Sceving invited Stefan to behave as one of many characters within the “Lazy City” play. The actor had began “Lazy City” when he realized Iceland’s youngsters weren’t as lively as they need to be.
Stefan performed the function of Robbie Rotten, who favored to remain indoors and sleep lots. Magnus portrayed Sportacus, a personality who cherished health and being lively.
The musical went on to grow to be profitable, and Nickelodeon approached the pair a few tv deal. The TV channel aired the primary 40 episodes of LazyTown within the early 2000s in a particular studio they in-built Iceland. Stefan began the present talking little or no English, however he later grew to become fluent.
“LazyTown” put Stefan and Mangus on the map.
Stefan and his spouse Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir finally moved to Los Angeles. The couple had 4 youngsters collectively: three women and one son.
In October 2016, Stefan introduced he had been identified with bile duct most cancers. The Lazy City head author created a GoFundMe to assist Stefan pay for his prices as soon as he couldn’t work anymore. To assist unfold the marketing campaign, folks on YouTube made parodies of his work and linked to the GoFundMe account. Two songs from “LazyTown,” “We Are Quantity One” and “The Mine Tune,” grew to become web memes.
In 2017, Stefan his metastases had been eliminated after a profitable liver surgical procedure. Nevertheless, the next 12 months in March 2018, his most cancers was identified as inoperable. In Aril 2018, Stefan stated he wouldn’t proceed chemotherapy to extend his life and shut down most of his social media profiles.
Stefan died on August 2018 when he was simply 43 years previous. There was no funeral, per his needs, and his ashes had been scattered within the ocean in privateness.
To protect his legacy, his former supervisor Cheryl Edison introduced the launch of the Stefán Karl Academy & Middle for the Performing Arts in Switzerland to memorialize him.
There have been petitions on-line to place up a statue of him in his hometown, as effectively.
In June 2018, Stefan was awarded the Order of the Falcon, the one order of chivalry in Iceland.