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Fans’ Dedicated Effort Makes Late Actor Stefán Karl Stefánsson A YouTube Millionaire

Thanks to an organized push from fans, late actor Stefán Karl Stefánsson’s YouTube channel has hit one million subscribers. Stefánsson, most famously known for his role as the much-beloved-by-fans villain Robbie Rotten in cult fave children’s show LazyTown, passed away in August at age 43 from bile duct cancer, which he’d been battling since 2016.

Stefánsson joined YouTube in 2009, and though he wasn’t incredibly active — he posted 20 videos; more have been added by family members following his death — he had amassed 100,000 subscribers before his death. In one of his last vlogs, Stefánsson showed the silver Play Button YouTube had sent him, thanking his fans for getting him to the milestone. “Next, we need the gold button,” he said. “For that, we need one million subscribers. So, click subscribe and cheer!”

When Stefánsson passed away on Aug. 21, he had around 205,000 subscribers. Fans quickly began organizing on social media to
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Stefán Karl Stefánsson, LazyTown's Robbie Rotten, dies aged 43

The Icelandic actor, who played the junk-food-munching villain in the children’s TV show, had been diagnosed with bile duct cancer

The Icelandic actor Stefán Karl Stefánsson, who played the villain Robbie Rotten in the children’s TV programme LazyTown, has died of cancer aged 43.

The news was confirmed in a Facebook post on Tuesday by Stefánsson’s wife, Steinunn Ólína. He had been diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, more commonly known as bile duct cancer, in 2016, but had surgery to remove it in 2017. However, Stefánsson announced earlier this year that the cancer had returned and was inoperable.
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Beloved Actor Stefan Karl Stefansson, Famous for Playing Robbie Rotten on 'LazyTown,' Has Passed Away

Beloved Actor Stefan Karl Stefansson, Famous for Playing Robbie Rotten on 'LazyTown,' Has Passed Away
Beloved actor Stefan Karl Stefansson has passed away on Aug. 21. The Icelandic star rose to fame playing Robbie Rotten on LazyTown for over a decade, but he was sadly diagnosed with bile duct cancer two years ago, which finally lead to his death at just 43 years old, according to TMZ. While fans knew him as an actor, he was also a loving husband and father of four.
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'LazyTown' Robbie Rotten Actor Stefan Karl Stefansson Dies from Bile Duct Cancer

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'LazyTown' Robbie Rotten Actor Stefan Karl Stefansson Dies from Bile Duct Cancer
The actor who played Robbie Rotten on the popular kid's show "LazyTown" has died after a long battle with cancer ... TMZ has learned.  A spokesperson for the family of Stefan Karl Stefansson tells us the actor died Tuesday surrounded by friends and family. We're told Stefan had battled bile duct cancer for two years before his death. The 43-year-old from Iceland was a fixture on "LazyTown" over the course of 10 years ... starring alongside Julianna Mauriello,
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