Swedish actors who died before turning 40

Here are 3 famous actors from Sweden died before 40:

Fridolf Rhudin

Fridolf Rhudin (October 10, 1895 Munkfors-March 6, 1935 Stockholm) also known as Rhudin, Fridolf or Sixten Fridolf Emanuel Rhudin was a Swedish comedian and actor.

Fridolf Rhudin was born on October 10, 1895, in Munkfors, a small town in Värmland County, Sweden. He started his career in the entertainment industry as a stage actor at the age of 16. He soon started performing in small roles in films and became popular for his comedic performances.

Rhudin gained nationwide fame in Sweden during the 1920s and 1930s, during which he starred in several popular films, often playing the role of a lovable and naive country bumpkin who finds himself in humorous situations in the big city. His comedic timing and physical comedy made him a household name in Sweden.

Aside from his film career, Rhudin was also a successful stage actor and had a successful career in radio broadcasting. He was known for his work on the popular Swedish radio show "Kar de Mumma", where he performed comedy sketches and played several different characters.

Despite his success, Rhudin struggled with depression and alcoholism. He died at the age of 39 from a heart attack caused by complications from his alcohol abuse on March 6, 1935, in Stockholm. Rhudin's legacy as one of Sweden's most beloved comedians and actors continues to this day, and his films continue to be enjoyed by audiences across Sweden.

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Emil Forselius

Emil Forselius (November 23, 1974 Västervik-March 2, 2010 Stockholm) was a Swedish actor.

He died caused by suicide.

Emil Forselius was best known for his role as John in the 1991 movie, "Only Fools and Horses", which was adapted for Swedish television as "Bara med Briard". He started his acting career at the age of 10 and appeared in several television series, films and stage productions throughout his career. He was also a popular voice actor and lent his voice to numerous characters in Swedish versions of foreign films and television shows. Forselius was known for his unique style of acting and was highly regarded by his peers in the industry. Despite his success, he struggled with personal issues and tragically took his own life at the age of 35.

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Malik Bendjelloul

Malik Bendjelloul (September 14, 1977 Ystad-May 13, 2014 Stockholm) also known as Malik Bendjelloul Deauville or Malle was a Swedish film director, actor, film editor, screenwriter and film producer.

He died as a result of suicide.

Born to a Swedish mother and Algerian father, Malik Bendjelloul's interest in film-making began at a young age. After completing his studies in cinema and television at the school of Arts, Crafts and design in Stockholm, Bendjelloul quickly gained recognition for his unique style of film-making.

He is best known for his Academy Award-winning documentary "Searching for Sugar Man" (2012), which followed two Cape Town fans who searched for the whereabouts of '70s Mexican-American folk rock musician Sixto Rodriguez. The film was a critical and commercial success and won numerous awards globally.

Prior to his success with Searching for Sugar Man, Bendjelloul worked as a freelance journalist for Swedish radio and television.

His death at the age of 36 came as a shock to the film-making community, with many expressing their condolences and admiration for his creative talent.

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