Swedish music stars who deceased at age 54

Here are 5 famous musicians from Sweden died at 54:

Erik Lundqvist

Erik Lundqvist (June 29, 1908 Ludvika Municipality-January 7, 1963 Ludvika Municipality) was a Swedish personality.

He was primarily known for his achievements in the sports world, particularly in ice hockey. Lundqvist played as a defenseman for the Swedish national ice hockey team during the 1930s and 1940s. He was an important member of the team that won the gold medal at the 1937 World Championships. Lundqvist also played for local Swedish ice hockey teams such as Ludvika Hockey and IK Göta.

Aside from his ice hockey career, Lundqvist was also a successful businessman. He owned a petrol station and a taxi company in Ludvika Municipality.

Lundqvist remained dedicated to the sport of ice hockey even after his retirement as a player. He coached several teams in his hometown of Ludvika Municipality and was also a member of the board of the Swedish Ice Hockey Association.

Lundqvist’s contributions to the sport of ice hockey were recognized through various accolades he received during his lifetime. In 1962, he was inducted into the Swedish Hockey Hall of Fame, and in 2013, he was posthumously honored with the Ludvika Municipality Sports Award.

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Göran Gentele

Göran Gentele (September 29, 1917 Stockholm-July 18, 1972 Sardinia) also known as Klas Göran Herman Arvid Gentele was a Swedish film director, screenwriter and actor. His children are Cecilia Gentele, Beatrice Gentele and Jeanette Gentele.

Göran Gentele had a successful career in the Swedish film industry, directing and writing scripts for numerous films. Some of his most notable films include "Wild Strawberries," "The Devil's Eye", and "Only a Mother." He was also involved in theatre, directing plays at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm.

In addition to his work in film and theatre, Gentele was an accomplished actor appearing in several films including "Torment" and "The Sixth Commandment." Despite his success and talent, Gentele struggled with alcoholism throughout much of his adult life.

Gentele's legacy continues through his family members. His daughter Beatrice became a well-known author, and his granddaughter Anna Nordqvist is a professional golfer.

He died as a result of traffic collision.

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Mona Mårtenson

Mona Mårtenson (May 4, 1902 Stockholm-July 8, 1956 Stockholm) also known as Monica Ingeborg Elisabeth Mårtenson, Mona Marten or Monica Ingeborg Elisabeth "Mona" Mårtenson was a Swedish actor.

Born into a family of actors, Mona Mårtenson began her acting career in 1922 at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm. Over the course of her career, she appeared in over 50 films, including "Ingrid Bergman's First Role" (1932) and "Intermezzo" (1936), which also starred Bergman. She was known for her strong and dynamic performances, and won critical acclaim for her roles in films such as "Synnöve Solbakken" (1934) and "Lärarinna på vift" (1936).

Beyond her work in film, Mårtenson also made a name for herself on stage, performing in numerous plays at the Royal Dramatic Theatre and other theaters throughout Stockholm. She was known for her versatility as an actor, and could play everything from dramatic, tragic roles to comedic, lighthearted characters.

Unfortunately, Mårtenson's life was cut short when she died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 54. However, she left behind a lasting legacy in the world of Swedish film and theater, and is still remembered today as one of the country's greatest actors.

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Helge von Koch

Helge von Koch (January 15, 1870 Stockholm-March 11, 1924 Danderyd Municipality) was a Swedish mathematician.

He is known for his work on number theory and creating the famous Koch snowflake fractal. Von Koch studied at the University of Stockholm and later went to Paris to study under Henri Poincaré. He worked as a professor of mathematics at Stockholm University, where he made significant contributions to the field of mathematics. In addition to his work on number theory, he also researched complex analysis and the theory of functions. Von Koch was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and was awarded the Vega Medal in 1908.

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Peter Celsing

Peter Celsing (January 29, 1920 Stockholm-March 16, 1974) was a Swedish architect.

Celsing was best known for his design of the Stockholm City Conference Centre, which was completed in 1971. His architectural style was characterized by dark, raw materials and a love for the industrial aesthetic. He was also known for his work on several churches, including the Adolf Fredrik Church in Stockholm, which he co-designed with architect Carl Nyrén. Celsing was a prominent figure in the architectural scene of Sweden during the 1950s and 60s and his work continues to be celebrated today. He passed away in 1974 at the age of 54.

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