Sweden’s moderate MP Johnny Munkhammar has died from cancer at the age of 37.
Munkhammar, who also worked as an editorial writer and has published non-fiction and children’s books, had been suffering from adenoid cystic cancer (AdCC), a rare variety of the disease. He was diagnosed with AdCC in his neck in 2009.
His family Tweeted early on Tuesday, “It is with sadness that we announce that Johnny left us last night.”
Mr Munkhammar’s close friend said via Facebook, “During his (almost) 38 years, Johnny accomplished at least twice as much as most people do in twice as long life spans. Not only did he write numerous books, give lectures to top decision makers around the world, and win a seat in the Swedish Riksdag. Almost literally until he took his last breath, Johnny fought for freedom. As late as August 10th, he published an op-ed with Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg.”
Similarly, Riksdag Party leader Anna Kinberg Batra said in a statement, “We will miss and remember Johnny Munkhammar as an astounding and always enthusiastic politician and debater to the very last,” the Local reports.
The young MP leaves behind a wife as well as two daughters, aged three and six.