Cancer is a reminder that life is precious!
The Lazy Town star Stefan Karl and his wife Steinunn Olina might be thinking that the health is the greatest wealth, as Stefan is in a final stage of cancer.
Stefan’s wife of fifteen years Steinunn revealed that the forty-one-years-old actor is battling with the last stage of a rare and little researched bile-duct cancer (pancreatic cancer) through Facebook (originally in Icelandic) on June 22. She stated-
"Stefan has bile-duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma), a rare and little-researched disease. The disease is now advanced to stage four, and therefore, his life expectancy is unfortunately significantly reduced."
The several friends and fans of Stefan were raising the fund to support him to battle his illness. Around $140,000 (£110,000) was already collected for his support and treatment.
Mark Valenti, the organizer of GoFundMe campaign wrote on the fundraising page-
"Despite the best efforts of his excellent Icelandic medical team, and Stefan's personal heroism, there is no apparent cure. There are always experimental processes, and they will be woven into the fabric of Stefan's care if at all possible."
Stefan’s character Robbie Rotten is popular among lots of people. These days there are many memes created out of his facial expressions.
On June 25, Stefan shared a post on Facebook saying “The memers may die but the memes live on.”
Since the news about Stefan’s fourth stage of cancer and his probability of death has surfed all over the tabloids, many people are sharing their memories with him and poignant messages on different social networking sites.
Well, Twitter is already flooded with hashtags and condolences.
Stefan was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in September 2016. He has gone through several rounds of surgery and chemo since he discovered the illness, but couldn’t overcome it.
Active in the film industry since 1994, Stefan Karl has various TV series and movies under his name. The actor who enjoyed the net worth of $2 million is also known for appearing in LazyTown (2004-2007, 2013-2014), Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical (2008-2015), and Polite People (2011).#Icelandic Actor #Robbie Rotten #LazyTown #Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir