Actor Toralv Maurstad will be buried from Oslo Cathedral on Thursday 24 November, at 12 o’clock.
He fell asleep peacefully on Friday, November 4.
The funeral is sent directly from Jølstad funeral byrå’s own websites.
Burial at the state’s expense
The government honors Maurstad with a funeral at the state’s expense, and the popular actor will be buried on the date he would have turned 96.
Maurstad was born on 24 November 1926.
Toralv Maurstad is dead
Since this scheme came into force at the end of the 19th century, around 100 people have been buried at the expense of the state. In recent times, names such as Wenche Foss, Rosemarie Köhn, Hjalmar Andersen, Jo Benkow, Rolv Wesenlund and Arne Næss have been honored with funerals sponsored by the government.
On the occasion of the funeral, it was also announced that everyone from King Harald to Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre will participate.
– First of all, a personal farewell
“For Toralv Maurstad’s family and friends, the ceremony in the church will primarily be a personal farewell. The family does not want any personal exposure in connection with the ceremony,” it says in a press release from Jølstad funeral byrå.
Toralv Maurstad was married to director and actress Beate Marie Eriksen (62), they married in 1999.
Little sister Mari Maurstad (65) posted a tribute to her brother with warm words via her Instagram shortly after the death was made public.
“Thank you very much for all the warm thoughts in connection with my half-brother Toralv’s passing. No one was like you, Toralv❤Thank you for everything you have given us and the audience. You mastered tragedy as well as comedy and it was never boring where you were. Stories about you will live forever❤”
Popular theater star
Maurstad was a popular actor, theater manager and director, and he made his debut on the theater stage as a seven-year-old.
He has directed both the Oslo Nye Teater and the National Theatre.
Maurstad has received a number of awards, such as Leif Juster’s honorary award, Amanda’s honorary award and the Hedda award.
In addition to being a big name on Norwegian theater stages, he also became visible through the role of Georg Anker-Hansen in the TV 2 series Hotel Cæsar. In addition, Maurstad had the voice of Ludvig in “Flåklypa Grand Prix” from 1975.