Norwegian YouTuber known as “apetor”, whose real name is Tor Eckhoff, died after falling into a frozen lake while on a trip to film a video, according to local reports and a Facebook post from her alleged partner.
The 57-year-old man died Saturday after walking on ice and falling into the water at the Jakobs Dam near the town of Kongsberg on Friday.
Eckhoff had more than 1.2 million subscribers and 389 million views on YouTube, where he documented his various travels to different parts of Norway, often skating on frozen lakes and showing clips of wildlife and scenic views.
Eckhoff’s latest video, uploaded on November 22, is titled “I’m not dead, I’m 57 today”, written in English. For the past 5 years since he was 53 years old, the YouTuber uploaded a video on his birthday with a similar caption celebrating his age.
Verdens Gang reported that Eckhoff lived with Tove Skjerven, who wrote in a Facebook post on the “apetor” page on Sunday that Eckhoff was traveling to film himself ice skating for a video.
Skjerven wrote in the post, which is written in English, that the divers had rescued Eckhoff from the cold water and brought him to the hospital. Despite attempts to save her life, died on Saturday after doctors “turned off all the machines that kept his body running,” wrote Skjerven.
In a series of tweets translated from Norwegian that appeared to be about Eckhoff, the police district of southeastern Norway wrote on Saturday that firefighters had rescued a man in his 50s in Kongsberg who had fallen into the water through the ice and had a rescue helicopter. take the person to Ullevål hospital.
In the “About” section of his YouTube channel, Eckhoff wrote that he was born in 1964, lived in the seaside town of Sandefjord and worked in a paint factory. Wrote on the page that reached its first 200,000 subscribers in August 2018 and reached 1 million followers last December. According to the page, the channel was created in October 2006, just one year after the platform’s launch in 2005.
In his latest video, which has earned over 1 million videos and 57,000 likes, Eckhoff happily drank alcohol and walked outside kissing a tree and laying in a tub of cloudy water.. The comments are full of people crying over him, saying that they are remembering all the time they spent watching his videos and wishing that “rest in peace”.
Eckhoff was also popular on Instagram, where he had 66,000 followers and shared snapshots of his travels.
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