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RIP Robbie Rotten: Memers Mourn The Untimely Death Of Stefán Karl Stefánsson

The world, and especially the meme community, is mourning after news of Stefán Karl Stefánsson losing his 2 year battle with cancer. The Icelandic star of the Nick Jr show LazyTown has long been hailed as a hero of the meme community. His character, the scheming "villain" Robbie Rotten, has been the subject of viral memes for over four years. 

Stefánsson's battle with bile duct cancer inspired a heartwarming effort within the oft-irreverent r/dankmemes community. The subreddit played a huge part in raising money for the actor via what became a wildly successful GoFundMe campaign. Along with raising money, the subreddit dedicated many uncharacteristically wholesome memes in the actor's name, a movement the community has revisited upon the news of Stefánsson's death. 

Stefán was very aware of his internet fame. He filmed a "thank you" video for all his supporters and took part in a Reddit AMA to engage with his devotees. The star disappeared from social media in March - and his last tweet is somewhat of a tearjerker. 

We're sending lots of love to his friends and family, and have included some of the wholesome memes r/dankmemes has been posting in his memory. The subreddit has dedicated 24 hours to Stefán Karl Stefánsson, so head over to the page for more tears and love. He'll always be #1 in our eyes. 


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When Memes Exceed Dreams: 'We Are Number One' Makes Meme History With a Live Performance

Now listen closely.

Here's a little lesson, in memery.

This is going down in his-tor-y.

If you want to be a meme #1.

You just have to do what Stefan has done.



Ahem.. excuse me.

This past weekend we bore witness to one of the greatest culminating moments in memedom as 'We Are Number On' secured its place in meme history. it all started when actor Stefan Karl Stefanson posted an AMA discussing his battle with cancer and his role as Robbie Rotten.

Stefan Karl AMA making meme history
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