Ari Behn is to be buried at Vår Frelsers gravlund

Ari Behn.Photo: Jon Olav Nesvold / NTB scanpix

At the request of the family, Ari Behn will be given his last resting place at Vår Frelsers gravlund in Oslo.

This is stated by the family spokesman Geir Håkonsund to VG.

The cemetery is located below St. Hanshaugen in Oslo. Here lay a large number of historical Norwegians, such as Henrik Ibsen, Bjørnststar Bjørnson, Edvard Munch, Henrik Wergeland and Johan Sebastian Welhaven.

The cemetery was put into service in 1808. Already by 1911 the cemetery was full, and after that only new burial plots were added where burials period had expired, it is stated on the Oslo municipality’s website. From 2014, it has been possible to obtain an urn burial on Our Savior’s cemetery. However, in order to preserve the historical distinctive features of the site, it is not permissible to have modern design memorial tombs.

The cemetery has over 4,500 notable persons buried.

The 47-year-old writer, artist and princess Märtha Louise’s ex-husband took his own life on Christmas Day. His funeral was at the Oslo Cathedral on the 3rd of January.

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