Benny Fredriksson

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Fredriksson in 2013

Benny Holger Fredriksson (2 July 1959 – 17 March 2018[1]) was a Swedish actor and theatre director. He was born in Hägersten, Sweden. He served as CEO of Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm from 2002 to 2017.[2]

After sixteen years as CEO, Fredriksson resigned in December 2017 and took his own life three months later, after receiving harsh criticism in the wake of Me Too movement for his alleged tough leadership style and sexual abuse allegations.[3] However, after his death, it was revealed some allegations towards him were false.[4]

Fredriksson committed suicide on 17 March 2018, while on vacation in Sydney, Australia at the age of 58.[3]

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  1. "Dödsannonser i SvD" – via
  2. TT. "Stadsteaterns förre vd Benny Fredriksson död". Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "TRAGIC NEWS - Former Stockholm City Theatre CEO Benny Fredriksson Has Committed Suicide - Aged 58". 19 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  4. Nyheter, SVT (20 March 2018). "Inga anklagelser om sexuella trakasserier mot Benny Fredriksson". Retrieved 27 March 2018.

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