Stieg Larsson (1954-2004)
He was a journalist and editor-in-chief of Expo magazine. He was one of the foremost experts in Sweden on antidemocratic, extreme right-wing, and neo-Nazi movements. Previously he had worked for twenty years at the TT News Bureau. His debut as an author of crime fiction came in the fall of 2005. According to the newspaper Aftonbladet, to date his estate is worth $15 million. Eva Gabrielsson does not get a penny.
«I think it's incredibly nasty what money does to people, especially in inheritance disputes.»
Noomi Rapace (co-star of the Millennium movies as Lisbeth Salander) to Aftonbladet, Oslo
«We think that an injustice has been done here. It's the view of the Socialist party that Stieg Larsson's life partner and common-law wife for 30 years should receive all the proceeds from the author's copyright.»
«A legal aftermath that is so unpleasant, not even Stieg Larsson could have thought it up.»
Leif GW Persson, well-known Swedish author of crime fiction
«In our opinion this situation has to do with our fundamental view of respect for equal status, and Swedish law does not live up to that view.»
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