Jon Skolmen was 78 years old. He broke through to the Swedish public in 1980 by the Norwegian nature Ole Bramserud in the first ”Sällskapsresan”-the movie. Then programledde he is also the entertainment programme ”Nöjesmassakern”.
In Norway, he was a well-known name long before then. He was an employee of the state tv channel NRK for many years and programledde several humorprogram. In 1976 he was awarded several prestigious prizes in Norway for The program ”The Norway to broadcasting”, according to Aftenposten.
in 2015, announced on the very popular actor that he would withdraw from the scene.
describes Skolmen as a ”playmate and a lovely person” and is struck by the tragic news.
" I think he was a perfect sidekick to the Stig-Helmer, he could all that not the Stig-Helmer could. We already talked in the 70s about doing something together and then it became the ”Sällskapsresan”, says Lasse Åberg.
As a friend describes Åberg him as ”a very empathetic and humorous person”.
In the work with the ”Sällskapsresan”movies met Skolmen also skådespelarkollegan Sven Melander.
" We worked very much together in two rounds. I wanted very much to have with him when we did ”Nöjesmassakern”. You say so often in such situations people were warm, but he was really a friendly and funny man. A great comedian with very small means. Some people manage to transfer their security to other people and to his audience, and he did, " says Melander.
, who also worked with the ”Nöjesmassakern” together with Skolmen, says that he was ”warm, kind and friendly”.
" It was a little difficult to persuade him when we would do the program, because it meant that he would be away from his family. He spoke so warmly about them. But when we finally decided, he gave one hundred percent. I can never remember that we had some conflicts at work.
Jon Skolmen passed away on Thursday evening surrounded by his family, according to Norwegian media.