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The Death of Ior Bock

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« on: October 26, 2010, 02:13:40 am »

One of Finland’s most colourful characters, the mythologist, author and historical guide Ior Bock, has died at the age of 68. ¨

Police say he was stabbed to death in his apartment in Helsinki’s Munkkiniemi district on Saturday. Two foreign men who shared his home and served as his assistants have been detained. The motive for the crime remains unclear.

The daily Helsingin Sanomat reports that murder followed some sort of dispute with the men, aged 18 and 28, who had lived with him for about two years.

Bock was partly paralysed following a previous attack in 1999, when he was stabbed by a male companion.

Bock, originally named Bror Svedlin, began his career as an actor. He became near-legendary as a story-telling tour guide on the fortress island of Suomenlinna for nearly a quarter century, beginning in 1968. He later gained a minor worldwide cult following for his eccentric philosophical and historical theories.

In 1987 he convinced several companies to fund excavations in Sipoo at a site which he claimed to be the location of the temple of Lemminkäinen, a character from the national epic, The Kalevala.

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