OSLO, Norway (CNN) – A memorial is held in front of the Royal Palace in remembrance of Ari Behn, an author and former husband of Norwegian Princess Martha Louise.
Behn’s family spokesperson announced that he had committed suicide on Christmas Day.
He asked for the public to respect their privacy in the time to come.
Norway’s king and queen said in a statement on Wednesday that Ari was an important part of their family for many years, that they hold fond memories of him, and that they are grieving for his close relatives.
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