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Former See Hear editor Knut Haavik is dead

the Founder of See and Hear in Norway, Knut Haavik, is dead.

Haavik died at his home in Spain on the night of Friday 8. February. He was 75 years old.

- He played golf as late as yesterday, and died where he wanted to be, " says the son, Svein Arne Haavik, who adds that the death was completely undramatic, to VG.

Haavik published the first edition of See and Hear in september 1978, and was the editor for the magazine until his retirement in 2003.

Current responsible editor for the magazine, Ulf André Andersen, recalls Haavik as a distinctive editor.

LOOK AND LISTEN: Knut Haavik started to See and Hear in 1978. Here together with the photographer Oddvar Walle Jensen, and journalist Vera Myhre when the blade was started. Photo: Bjørn Sigurdsøn / NTB Scanpix Show more

Knut Haavik has left deep traces in the Norwegian press. He was a unique director and distinctive editor as always, so creative solutions, " says Andersen.

" We like the stock Look and Listen today manages the estate after him as best we can. The foundation he created for us, is still standing strong 40 years after he built it. We are all characterized by the heavy message, and his nearest in mind.

Good friends

Former editor-in-chief in the Look and Listen, Odd Johan Nelvik describes Haavik as one of the best friends one could have.

And I'm proud to call him one of my. We worked together day and night for a number of years, and in the old days was we agreed to support the other's family if one of us should fall from. Today is going to mind the Sun, which is in Spain, " he says.

- In addition to that we were friends and colleagues, we shared a passion for hunting. At last hunted together in Hemsedal. I spoke the last with Knut on the 75-year anniversary in December. We joked and laughed that it was a sensation that he had been 75 years. He lived a tough life in the periods where he struggled with the disease, including diabetes. He was not always so kind with your health.

What did you learn from Knut?

ALLER MEDIA: Knut Haavik was the former president and ceo of Aller Media as, which owns the Newspaper and See and Hear. He is best known as the former editor-in-chief See and Hear. Here was Knut and Solveig Haavik depicted on kjendisfest in Oslo in 2010. Photo: Anders Grønneberg View more CLOSE FRIENDSHIP: Former editor-in-chief in the Look and Listen, Odd Johan Nelvik describes Haavik as one of the best friends one could have. Photo: NTB Scanpix Show more

- It to rely on its own flair, and to show respect. He gave the out the book "A ramp in the limelight". He had an image, but it was really a very kind man.

Also the former editor-in-chief Harald Haave is characterized by the sad news.

- It is sad to wake up to the news that Knut is dead. For me and most other of the magazine's faithful readers will Knut always be synonymous with the Look and Listen. It is he who created bladsuksessen, he drove the workers to hunt down the juiciest revelations, pranks and updates on what the Celebrity-Norway held on with and he as personified the magazine's profile through their sometimes controversial leaders.

Knut experienced great success as ceo, but he remained a journalist to the last. With opinions about everything and everyone, and with the motto: "I took a yes for a yes and a no for a maybe". A ramp has left the circus ring. Now go, my thoughts to his nearest, he says.

TOGETHER IN SPAIN: Knut and his wife Solveig. The image is from a different occasion. Photo: Nina Hansen / Dagbladet Show more Long career

He started his career in journalism in the Larvik Newspaper in 1963, as journalistlærling. He was in the newspaper until 1965.

He continued to work with the local newspaper, and the jobs in Sandefjords Blad would prove to be very important. Where he revealed, among other things, the first narkotikaligaen here in the country, which in 1969 gave him the position as kriminalreporter in VG.

Characterized by the message in the newspaper he worked himself up to the position of nyhetssjef, but in 1978, joined him in the VG to start to See and Hear.

See and Hear-Knut and Sol Haavik relax with the horror when the sauna caught fire

At the time when he gave himself as the editor in chief of See and Hear, he was a member of the Norwegian arts council. Where he sat from 2004 to 2009. From 1988 to 2003 he was also president and ceo of Norwegian Very.

Married on new

Knut Haavik is survived by his wife Solveig Halseth Haavik, children Cecilie, Svein Arne and Knut jr., as well as several grandchildren. Haavik received his three children with his first wife, Torunn. She died of cancer in 2002, after over 35 years of marriage.

In 2006, said Haavik to See and Hear that he is enjoying the winter in Spain, together with his wife.

" We have it good together. This is the second best place to come to. But paradise is, after all, the cabin in Sandefjord, norway - in the summer.

He also told me how important his wife has been for him on multiple levels in life.

- Before I used to say that a good editor-in-chief should not have friends. Seen this way, I was probably a very good editor. But after Sun mi came into my new universe, I got new friends. For she had many! And it is actually quite nice, " he said.

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