Björn Natthiko Lindeblad became known to many Swedes after his Summer in P1 2021. There he told about how he dropped out of a managerial career and lived as a Buddhist monk for 16 years but also about what it was like to be diagnosed with ALS, an incurable disease that makes the muscles gradually withers. 

- I can not be the only one who always thinks it was strange that we do not talk more about death.

So in my Summer I'm talking almost exclusively about death.

My hope is that you will feel more alive when you listen, he said in his Summer Talk.

The name Natthiko was given to the former this business manager when he became a monk.

It means "he who grows in wisdom."

Say goodbye

This summer he turned 60 years old.

There was no party due to the pandemic and the disease.

But at the end of November, Björn Natthiko Lindeblad told TV4 Nyheterna that he would gather some of his friends to celebrate life - and also say goodbye.

Björn Natthiko Lindeblad fell asleep on January 17 in northern Halland surrounded by loved ones.

In a longer post that was published on his social media early on Tuesday morning, he tells how he chose to end his life.

"If you're reading this, I'm out of time."

"A feeling of being blessed"

Björn Natthiko Lindeblad continues:

“I get rid of a feeling of being blessed, and well prepared for the biggest and most unpredictable adventure of all.

The adventurer in me has no reservations at all.

Thank you all who lit up my life.

Thank you for so often feeling, seen, understood, appreciated, trusted, supported, welcomed, even loved.

The only way the one I was now remains is like a memory.

In you, and everyone else who knew me.

Of course, you make that memory what you want it to be. ”

He writes that those who want to make him happy are happy to cherish that memory, and concludes with the words:

"With my arms full of sun-warm gratitude, Björn Natthiko Lindeblad."

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In Skavlan, which was broadcast on 13 November 2020, Björn Natthiko Lindeblad told, among other things, about his fear of dying from ALS, about what frightened him most about the disease.

Photo: Skavlan / SVT