The Norwegian royal family was the first christmas day is rocked by the tragic announcement that Ari Behn had chosen to end his life - just 47 years old.
Ari Behn was from 2002 to 2016 married to sophie's daughter, princess Märtha Louise, and together they had three daughters.
King Harald and queen Sonja was soon out with an official opinion, when the news reached the Norwegian people.
'It is with great sadness that the queen and I have received the message of Ari Behns passing. Ari was an important part of our family for many years, and we take heating, good memories with us. We are grateful that we were allowed to get to know him', stood among other things in the message, where the king also expressed his condolences for Ari Behn and Märtha Louise's three daughters, Emma Tallulah, Leah Isadora and Maud Angelica.
'We mourn, to our grandchildren, now have lost their beloved father.'
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Since both the Norwegian crown prince couple, the Danish and the Swedish royal family as well as a wide range of Ari Behns friends expressed their grief.
Now Ari Behns mother, Marianne Behn, also elected to comment on his son's demise. What does she do with this greeting on Facebook.
'My dear beloved Mikis'. It was not the darkness that took you ... it was the light that came to you in the meeting', she writes in the advertisement, where she is also sharing a picture of herself and Ari Behn.
Ari Behn had at times a dark mind. It came to his writing - most recently in the book 'Inferno' from 2018.
He leaves behind his three daughters, Maud Angelica, 16, Emma Tallulah, 14, and Leah Isadora, 11. Ari Behn and Märtha Louise shared custody of their three daughters.
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