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Ari Behn
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Ari Behn in 2013
Born
Ari Mikael Bjørshol

30 September 1972(1972-09-30)
Died25 December 2019(2019-12-25) (aged 47)
Alma materUniversity of Oslo
OccupationAuthor
Home townMoss, Norway
Spouse(s)Princess Märtha Louise of Norway (m. 2002–2017) «start: (2002-05-24)–end+1: (2018)»"Marriage: Princess Märtha Louise of Norway to Ari Behn" Location: (linkback:https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Ari_Behn)
Children3

Ari Mikael Behn (né Bjørshol, 30 September 1972 – 25 December 2019) was a Danish-born Norwegian writer. He wrote three novels, two collections of short stories and a book about his wedding.

His 1999 short stories collection Trist som faen ("Sad as hell") sold about 100,000 copies.[1] His books have been translated into Swedish, Danish, German, Hungarian, and Icelandic as well as French. In the spring of 2011, Behn made his debut as a playwright with Treningstimen.

He was married to Princess Märtha Louise from 2002 to 2017.[2] They had three children.

In December 2017, Behn alleged that he was sexually assaulted by Kevin Spacey. He accused Spacey of groping his genitals in 2007, at a nightclub during the afterparty for the Nobel Peace Prize concert.[3]

Behn died killing himself at his home in Lommedalen on 25 December 2019, aged 47.[4][5][6][7] He had struggled with alcoholism and mental health issues.[8] In a 2009 interview he said he was chronically depressed and lonely.[9]

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