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The Foreigner Nationally-loved figured Børretzen remembered today. The funeral service of Odd Børretzen took place at Oslo’s Vestre Gravlund chapel, Friday. Norwegian singer and Labour (Ap) politician Åse Kleveland was among those who paid tribute. “Sometimes, it’s not alright,” NRK reported her as saying, recalling the author and artist’s favourite song “Sometimes It’s Alright” (“Noen ganger er det ålreit”). Debuting in 1959 with his self-illustrated children’s book “Byen som laget brannbil” (The Town That Made a Fire Engine”), in 1974 Odd Børretzen released his first record album.

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Nationally-loved figured Børretzen remembered today

Published on Friday, 16th November, 2012 at 13:27 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 16th November 2012 at 14:49.

The funeral service of Odd Børretzen took place at Oslo’s Vestre Gravlund chapel, Friday. Norwegian singer and Labour (Ap) politician Åse Kleveland was among those who paid tribute.



“Sometimes, it’s not alright,” NRK reported her as saying, recalling the author and artist’s favourite song “Sometimes It’s Alright” (“Noen ganger er det ålreit”).

Debuting in 1959 with his self-illustrated children’s book “Byen som laget brannbil” (The Town That Made a Fire Engine”), in 1974 Odd Børretzen released his first record album.

He also went on to collaborate with Norwegian lyricist and folk singer Lars Martin Myhre in 1981.

Amongst other works, he published his “How to Understand and Use a Norwegian” 11 years later.

Referring to his friend and fellow artist before today’s ceremony, Mr Myhre told remarked, “The legacy after Odd is huge.”

“He wasn’t a man who could be summarised using few words,” added Mr Myhre.

Odd Børretzen, a member of Norway's Humanist Association, passed away earlier this month following a short period of illness, just 18 days short of his 86th birthday. 

He was admitted to Vestfold county hospital with pneumonia on 17 October. His ashes will be spread at sea according to his wishes.

Humanist Association press spokesperson Jens Brun-Pedersen tells The Foreigner this afternoon, "Odd Børretzen was a very warm and humoristic person."

"I think he help up a mirror for the Norwegian people and taught us how we are through humour and irony, making us see ourselves."



Published on Friday, 16th November, 2012 at 13:27 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 16th November 2012 at 14:49.

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