This article was written in The Daily Telegraph on the 9th June 2012.
Eva Gabrielsson, the partner of Stieg Larsson, who wrote The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, claims his enemies have fallen sick or died after she placed them under a Viking curse.
Gabrielsson remains bitter over the fall-out from Larsson’s death in 2004, aged 50,shortly before his first book was published. The Millenium trilogy was released posthumously and has sold 65 million copies worldwide. However Gabrielsson gets nothing because under Swedish law unmarried partners have no right of inheritance. Speaking at Hay , Gabrielsson said she invoked the curse three months after Larsson’s death.
” I couldn’t get over my grief and anger at his death and at the people who had not just threatened him but also used him to further their own interests and make a name for themselves,” she said. ” I involved the old Viking words to punish those who harmed Stieg during his life.” Asked if it had worked she replied: “Yes. I asked that people would lose their careers, I asked that they would become sick, and that’s what happened. Some even died. It’s horrible.
Larsson was a crusading journalist and the couple received death threats during his lifetime from neo-Nazi extremists.
Posted by J.Bean in UK , 12 June 2012