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Saddened by Gustav Lorentzen’s death

22 April, 2010

Gustav LorentzenThe Children and War Foundation is deeply saddened by Gustav Lorentzen’s sudden death yesterday.

Mr Lorentzen who has been an active member of our Board of Overseers, died when his heart stopped during a run in Bergen Wednesday.

The 62 year-old musician, was known to many Norwegians as a member of the Norwegian duo Knutsen & Ludvigsen, but he invested a lot of his time and energy to help children. He was a UNICEF ambassador, but he also collaborated with Magne Raundalen and Marianne Straume at the Center for Crisis Psychology in Bergen to help traumatised refugee children.

“He was a great man, an eminent musician, composer and author, but most of all he was a true child’s advocate,” says Atle Dyregrov.