Pain of Greta Thunberg as she reveals her grandfather has died

Pain of Greta Thunberg as she reveals her grandfather has died at the age of 94

  • 17-year-old posted to social media that her grandfather had died yesterday 
  • Olof Thunberg had been due to turn 95-years-old and Greta paid tribute to him
  • The activist described him as ‘one of the kindest people’ she had ever known  

Climate activist Greta Thunberg has paid tribute to her grandfather after she revealed on social media that the 94-year-old had died.

Taking to Instagram, the 17-year-old from Sweden revealed that Olof Thunberg ‘passed away’.

Posting she said: ‘Yesterday my grandfather Olof Thunberg passed away. He was about to turn 95. He was one of the kindest people I have ever known. We miss him terribly.’

Greta also took to Twitter where she posted a series of photos of her grandfather. 

Greta Thunberg took to social media to post about her grandfather Olof Thunberg (right) who died yesterday while she was in London (she is pictured left during a trip to Germany earlier this month)

She posted the below tribute to her grandfather on social media platform Instagram

She posted that he was ‘one of Sweden’s biggest actors’. 

Olof had worked as an actor, voice artist and director with a career that spanned over 75-years. 

Olof started his stage career just after World War II.

He acted in films and TV shows and even progressed to direct TV movies in his later years. 

One of his most notable roles was his voice work on the Swedish version of Disney’s The Jungle Book. 

In this film he recorded the voice of the tiger Shere Khan.

He also played Fredrik in the 1963 Winter Light, propelling his fame to international audiences.  

Greta had been in Oxford at the time meeting one of her ‘role models’ Malala Yousafzai at Lady Margaret Hall. 

Greta also posted a picture of her meeting at Oxford on Tuesday, calling Malala ‘a role model’

Greta, 17, is in the UK to join the school strike on Friday. She became a well-known name after skipping school in Sweden to protest against climate change. 

Malala, who now studies Philosophy, Politics and Economics, was shot in the head by the Taliban in Pakistan for campaigning for girls to be allowed to go to school.

Greta could soon join Malala, as she was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2019 and 2020. The winner is set to be announced later this year. 


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