Hoppverden is shaken after Matti Nykänen died on the night of Monday, 55-year-old. It is still unclear what caused the death. But to Finnish newspapers telling friends that he canceled several appointments for the weekend.
Hopplegenden had her last public appearance Friday night. It happened at a restaurant in the Helsinki area. Nykänen held a concert and private video footage shows that the crowd was taking note.
Among the spectators in the venue was Katja Pilkevaara. The face of the newspaper Iltalehti admits she that it looked as if Nykänen had had better days.
It seemed as if he lacked the little extra that he used to have at concerts. He appeared tired and had forgotten the words in the lyrics, tell Pilkevaara.MET the IDOL: Katja Pilkevaara hit Matti Nykänen after the concert in Helsinki on Friday. Afterwards, she released this picture on Instagram. Show more
This overshadowed, nevertheless, not the good mood. Afterwards she met Nykänen and a friend in the vicinity of the restaurant. There were also a couple of other fans.Clearly happy
- Matti were clearly happy to meet with us. He stood up and hugged everyone. And finally, I had taken a picture of myself together with Matti, tells Pilkevaara. The image was later posted on Instagram.
Iltalehti ask if this is the last picture of Nykänen.
the Plan was supposedly that stjernehopperen from the 80's should be in Helsinki all weekend. To normal, he lived in Joutseno, 25 miles east of the capital. This weekend, it was the meaning that he also should have a concert number two.
Vesa Finska - Nykänens long-time friend - tells to Iltalehti:
After the concert on Friday went Second home to me. There, I let him be alone, because he was going to have another concert this weekend. When I came home the next day, he had gone.the Wife tried to revive Nykänen
the Plan was that Nykänen and some buddies were watching the final in american football, the Super Bowl, the night of Monday. Aleksi Valavuoren - another friend who was involved in the concert number two tells us that he was in contact with Nykänen Friday:
At the time, I noticed that Matti needed rest.
Kai Merilä have known Nykänen in several years. He says that hopplegenden got ascertained diabetes last fall.
- the Disease was absolutely terrible, but he took control of the situation. He measured the blood sugar, " he says. And adds:
I think he died of the disease.LEGEND: Matti Nykänen will first and foremost be remembered as a fantatstisk ski jumper. This picture is from Lahti in 1981. Photo: NTB scanpix Show more
Nykänen fallen asleep in her home between Sunday and Monday. His wife Pia Talonpoika found him lifeless. She attempted resuscitation and called an ambulance.
the Ambulance came, but he breathed not. We don't know what he died of, " says Nykänens mother-in-law, Mirja Talonpoika.Tough life
It is no secret that the former skihopperen lived a tough life after that he put up in 1991, 28 years old. Before this was he able to win four OLYMPIC gold medals and five world CHAMPIONSHIP gold medals. He also had 46 wins in the world cup, and he won Hoppuka in Germany and Austria twice.
- No over, no next, " says the former NRK commentator Arne Scheie to the Newspaper.
- I was shocked when I got the news about the death, telling the Norwegian sportssjef, Clas Brede Bråthen, to NTB.
- It gets me first and foremost to think of everything he has meant to hoppsporten. In many ways, he was groundbreaking in a lot of what he did. He achieved all you could achieve in a relatively young age.
In Finland is being discussed now about Nykänen to get a funeral covered by the state. On Tuesday, it was lit minnelys for the deceased athlete in the transition to the out of Jyväskylä. This was fødebyen his.Aftenposten's and vg's Nykänen-blister