YouTubers React To Robbie Rotten Actor Stefán Karl Stefánsson's Death
22 August 2018, 11:38 | Updated: 22 August 2018, 12:15
The world has been mourning the passing of the beloved entertainer
The world has been dealing with the news that actor Stefán Karl Stefánsson has sadly passed away, at the age of 43, after an extended battle with cancer.
Tributes have poured in from across the internet, where Stefán unexpectedly found himself a brand new fanbase after being turned into one of the most beloved memes of all time - something he wholeheartedly embraced.
Here's just a sample of the messages of support that have been posted:
Stefan Karl has sadly passed away today. He and his work will always be remembered in our hearts. Rest in peace legend.— Dr. Grandayy 🏥 (@grande1899) August 21, 2018
Thank you Stefan Karl Stefansson for giving it your absolute all in your performance of Robbie Rotten to create one of the most fun and memorable children's characters of recent years. RIP— Eddie Bowley (@Eddache_) August 22, 2018
RIP Robbie Rotten aka Stefan Karl Stefansson— MatPat (@MatPatGT) August 22, 2018
Your work over the years inspired millions of children and last year, your memes reminded us all to not take things too seriously.
Truly, you were #1.
RT to get this man on trending where he belongs! #RIPRobbieRotten pic.twitter.com/5PXDHrnPLe
Farewell, Robbie Rotten. Hope you finally get to be lazy without those pesky kids exercising around you 24/7. You were a fantastic, funny character. RIP Stefan Karl Stefansson pic.twitter.com/A9GazKA0sL— Jon Bailey (@EpicVoiceGuy) August 22, 2018
I'm so sad to hear that Stefan Karl Stefansson (LazyTown's "Robbie Rotten") has passed away. I'm happy he was able to embrace the enormous love of his fans before he passed. pic.twitter.com/UiXk4vnQoq— Chris Patstone (@ChrisPatstone) August 21, 2018
Someone literally went up to my face and told me to "grow up" because I was mourning the death for the actor behind Robbie Rotten. He was more than just a meme, he was talented and had an amazing voice. Please go look yourself at a mirror and reconsidered how you think.— Crimson Mayhem (@mayhem_crimson) August 21, 2018