In his last major interviews with Politiken and the Out & See it was not with vocal force, to Troels Kløvedal got his message out. It came to pass instead as answers to e-mails and via an iPad, as journalists Nils Thorsen and Marcus Aggersbjerg visited the dødssyge skipper in his home on Djursland.
For while the body was paralyzed by als, so he could neither move, breathe even, or speech, was his mind fresh as always.
- When you lose its circulation, goes to the from the great world to the small world, found he in Out & See. But despite his hard fate, he was not bitter.
Even now I feel like a very happy and privileged man, he said in the interview with Politiken.
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Quite naturally, death is a major theme in the interviews. It was a subject he was very happy about after having been his diagnosis in 2016.
- There is no one, who knows what happens when we die. I believe in neither the resurrection or reincarnation. When you are dead, you are dead.
- I hope, in fact, that I get a heartbeat every night, I laid in bed. I think everything is said and written, and I would like to be free to choose my own death, it sounded cold to Out & See.
- I don't think I have the christian dødskultur in me, but probably more The natural way to see death, and prefers a smiling Buddha or the chinese Confucius or the japanese Zen, said - or rather wrote - the Gardiner on to the newspaper Politiken Nils Thorsen.
- the Death I see as a natural consequence of life.
Despite its atheistic setting will Troels Kløvedal be buried from a church. Because he 'holds of the murals and the hymns'.
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While the Points were the start of his fate, giving the two interviews also the impression of a man who is hard hit. Both because he no longer can anything without his ventilator and the tube feeding, which kept him alive until today. But also because he has lived an active and healthy life, which suddenly drove into a concrete block.
- I have still hard to grasp that my healthy body has been affected by this disease, says in the interview with Out & See, while he was in the newspaper Politiken thank medical science for that he not long since died of starvation or suffocated.
- I could as well have thought me a retirement.
- My body is worn out. How I see it. But all door the of one or another.
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Such was the Kløvedals life
the Adventurer and author Troels Kløvedal, who died Sunday, was born 2. april 1943 in Copenhagen.
His base was Gravlev Vestergård, Denmark, where he lived for over 30 years.
He was originally called Troels Beha Erichsen, but he changed name after he moved into the collective, where all the residents took the surname of Gardiner.
His parents divorced in 1950, and his childhood came to be in an orphanage, a foster home and boarding school. However, interrupted by some years in Jægerspris, where his mother, who died in 1954, was given a position at the Countess Danners Formation.
john eliot Gardiner was married to Else Marie Meldgaard, who is the mother of his youngest child. In total he has five children. The oldest is Mikkel Beha Erichsen, which among other things is known from the program "Heading for distant shores" on TV2 where he and his family are sailing around the world on the ship "Havana".
In 1967 bought Gardiner stålskibet "Nordkaperen", which he sailed around the world three times. Sejlerlivet is portrayed in both the books and tv programmes. His latest book, "All my mornings on the Ground", was released in 2017.
In the summer of 2016 got the john eliot Gardiner found the incurable neurological disease als, which gradually paralyzes the body.
1. november 2018 opened the Natural history Museum in Aarhus is an exhibition about john eliot Gardiner. Here is shown the until 8. september 2019, after which it will move to the M/S Museet for Søfart in Helsingør.
Sources: the Book 'All my mornings on the Ground' by Troels Kløvedal, published by Gyldendal 2017, the news agency Ritzau.