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Old 12-25-2019, 03:04 PM
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Death & Funeral of Ari Behn: December 25, 2019/January 3, 2020

Ari Behn took his own life, his family reported today.

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It is with great sorrow in our hearts that we, the closest relatives to Ari Behn, today must inform you that he has taken his own life. We ask for respect for our privacy in the time ahead.
https://www.nrk.no/norge/ari-behn-er-dod-1.14836930
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Old 12-25-2019, 03:05 PM
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What?! If true I am shocked.
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Old 12-25-2019, 03:06 PM
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Wow.

This is devastating.
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Old 12-25-2019, 03:08 PM
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From VG: https://www.vg.no/rampelys/i/P92aXR/..._content=row-1
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Old 12-25-2019, 03:08 PM
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This is not the news a family wishes to hear around Christmas. Especially Ari's children. Suicide to me, in any way, shape or form, is selfish and a coward's way out of problems or issues.

My heart goes out to the family he's left behind.
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Old 12-25-2019, 03:09 PM
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How very sad on Christmas Day ,my thoughts are with his family at this terribly sad time.
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Old 12-25-2019, 03:10 PM
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So sad that he felt the need to take his own life but also for his children and family who will face his loss every Christmas Day.

The Norwegian Royal Court has released the following (sorry its only a google translation)

In connection with Ari Behn's passing, His Majesty announces to the King and Her Majesty the Queen:

It is with great sadness that the Queen and I have received the message of Ari Behn's passing. Ari has been an important part of our family for many years, and we carry warm, fond memories of him. We are grateful that we got to know him. We grieve that our grandchildren have now lost their beloved father - and have deep compassion for his parents and siblings, who have now lost their beloved son and brother. We pray that Ari's immediate family will be at ease during this painful time.


His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon and Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit announce the following:

For us, Ari was a good friend, a dear family member and a wonderful uncle, with whom we shared many of life's small and big moments. It is with great sadness that we have received the message of his passing away. We were all very fond of Ari. Our thoughts go especially to Maud, Leah, Emma, ​​Princess Märtha Louise and Ari's immediate family.


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Old 12-25-2019, 03:12 PM
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This is shocking. It didn't know he was having mental health struggles. I thought he was fine with his post-divorce life. His poor daughters.

Christmas is always a time of increased rate of suicides, but it's still surprising.
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Old 12-25-2019, 03:12 PM
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This is such sad news. I'm so sorry for his family and friends, and I'm especially sorry for the pain and despair that drove him to take his own life. Rest in peace.
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Old 12-25-2019, 03:12 PM
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Those poor, poor girls.
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Old 12-25-2019, 03:14 PM
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Ari Behn dead.

The daughters are to be pitied most, poor lambs.
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Old 12-25-2019, 03:15 PM
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He talked in interviews back in 2009 about his depression.
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Old 12-25-2019, 03:18 PM
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This is such awful news. My heart goes out to his family.
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Old 12-25-2019, 03:21 PM
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So very sad to hear this.
Poor girls!!!
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Old 12-25-2019, 03:22 PM
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Oh, What a sad news.
Poor his daughters.

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Old 12-25-2019, 03:27 PM
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I am deeply saddened to hear this news - it is really is tragic and I feel for his children and family.

I followed with interest Martha-Louise and Ari during their courtship and marriage and thought he was a splendid man. Such an interesting character, but below the surface a sadder side to him.

The message from the Royal Court was lovely and heartfelt.
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Old 12-25-2019, 03:29 PM
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Such a terrible news; especially for his three daughters. I hope their mother and grandparents and paternal family will be able to support them in their loss (while they themselves must be devastated as well).
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Old 12-25-2019, 03:33 PM
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That's so so sad. That Ari has seen no other alternative and that the poor girls are now faced with that immense loss.

My thoughts are with his daugthers, may Ari rest in peace..
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Old 12-25-2019, 03:35 PM
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Oh no, how utterly devastating for his daughters and family... no words...
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Old 12-25-2019, 03:36 PM
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But i' ve read that Ari had to spend Christmas with the NRF !!!

http://www.noblesseetroyautes.com/ar...le-de-norvege/

I'm totally in shock !
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