Obituary of Thor Heyerdahl

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Thor Heyerdahl

Thor Heyerdahl (born October 6, 1914 in Larvik, Norway) was a notable person and cinematographer who was best known for his Kon-Tiki expedition in 1947. In that he sailed 8,000 km across the Pacific Ocean in a raft from South America to the Tuamotu Islands. Thor died on April 18, 2002 and his death was because of a brain tumor. He died at age 87.

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Thor Heyerdahl Biography Wiki:

    • Is He Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Heyerdahl, Thor
    • Common Name: Thor Heyerdahl
    • Gender: Male
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: he/him
    • Birthplace: Larvik, Norway
    • Birth Date: October 06, 1914
    • Age: 87 (at death)
    • Occupations:
    • Net Worth: $11 million
    • Nationality: Norwegian
    • Favorite Food: Kraft Mac & Cheese
    • Favorite Color: Sky Blue (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    Thor's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Thor Heyerdahl
    • Father: Thor Heyerdahl Sr.
    • Mother: Alison Lyng
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Liv Coucheron-Torp (married 1936-divorced 1947)
      • Yvonne Dedekam-Simonson (married 1949-divorced 1969)
      • Jacqueline Beer (married 1991-2002, his death)
    • Son(s):
      • Bjørn Heyerdahl
      • Thor Heyerdahl Jr.
    • Daughter(s):
      • Helene Elisabeth Heyerdahl
      • Marian Heyerdahl
      • Annette Heyerdahl

Death Notice:

  • Date: April 18 2002 at age 87
  • Place: Colla Micheri, Italy
  • Cause of Death: Brain tumor
  • Funeral Arrangements: Held at the Oslo Cathedral on April 26, 2002
  • Interment: Buried at the family home in Colla Micheri

Category Tags:

Notable PersonCinematographer Norwegian Born on October 6th Born in 1914 Died in 2002 Died at age 87 Died from Brain tumor

Quotable Quotes:

"We must beware of needless innovations, especially when guided by logic."

"Thor Heyerdahl was a courageous and pioneering adventurer, whose thirst for knowledge and passion for exploration will continue to inspire future generations. (V)"

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Wiki Page Updated: 2023-12-23 08:43:03
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