Sweden's news in English

Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Oldest man in Sweden dies

Share this article

08:35 CEST+02:00
Sweden's oldest man, Bengt Helldal, has died at the age of 108, Hallands Nyheter reports.

Helldal worked as a district medical officer in Falkenberg in western Sweden for many years.

He was also a committed golfer, scoring a hole-in-one at the age of 90.

Sweden's oldest living person is Astrid Zachrisson, from Holsbybrunn in southern Sweden. She is 112 years old.

 
Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

From our sponsors

How to work 9-5 and travel the rest of the time

A full-time job shouldn't stop you from satisfying your wanderlust. The Local spoke to Travel After 5 blogger Alline Waldhelm to find out her tips and tricks for travellers who only have 25 days of annual leave.

Discussion forum