Stefan Karl's Family Post A Touching Video To Thank Fans For Their Support

1 October 2018, 15:05 | Updated: 1 October 2018, 15:32

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Picture: YouTube: Stefán Karl Stefánsson
Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

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As you may know, beloved actor and living meme Stefán Karl Stefánsson sadly passed away earlier this year after a long battle with cancer.

A song performed by Karl's character on the show 'Lazy Town', called 'We Are Number One', became a huge meme back in 2016, with the actor fully embracing his new memeable status.

Shortly after the news of his passing, grieving fans online decided to pay tribute to the 'Robbie Rotten' star and so began a campaign to try and get his personal YouTube channel to one million subscribers. And they did it! They freaking did it! It's one of the rare instance of the internet banding together for something wholesome.

Stefán's family were so touched by this gesture that they uploaded one final video to his channel - a behind the scenes look at how Stefán would have his (very extensive) Robbie Rotten makeup applied.

In the description of the video there is the message:

"To all of you who fight so hard for Stefan Karl's channel to reach 1.000.000 subscribers. ;) Here is an exclusive video of the make-up process that Stefan faced every single day of shooting episodes of Lazy Town. The make-up artist in this video is veteran Asta Hafthorsdottir, a brilliant artist in her own right. The family of Stefan Karl thought it would be fun thing to post this video in time for Halloween if anyone cares to disguise as Robbie Rotten this year. The family of Stefan Karl also wants to express their sincere gratitude for all the encouragement you have sent their way. It is truly appreciated. YOU are number one!"


Will you be going as Robbie Rotten for Halloween? What is your favourite We Are Number One meme? Let us know in our Facebook comments or tweet us @wetheunicorns.