Gabriel Wilhelmsen Hoff, president of the Norwegian Handicap Association Youth (NHFU), has died.
He had been ill for a long time and fell asleep on Wednesday.
He is 27 years old.
His mother, Tanja Wilhelmsen, confirmed the death to Dagbladet.
– He was an important person to many people. He stood up for his rights and those of others – like a lion. He says he is very special, and musical and active, dedicated and very resourceful.
He says that losing his son is very painful.
– … but he lived his life entirely based on his assumptions. It is very heavy.
– A bata
on their Facebook pages The Norwegian Handicap Association Youth (NHFU) writes:
“It is with a heavy heart that we received the news that our President of the NHFU, Gabriel Wilhelmsen Hoff, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, after suffering from an illness,” they write.
They write that Wilhelmsson Hoff was a champion of the fight for equality and helped shape the policy of the NHFU.
A contagious laugh
Wilhelmsen Hoff joined NHFU Øst in 2016. Two years later he became the 2nd Vice President of the Central Committee.
After serving two terms as 2nd Vice President, he became President of NHFU.
“As a leader, Gabriel was a person everyone trusted and someone you could always easily chat with. Gabriel was, among other things, involved in electric indoor pantyhose, loved music and had an infectious laugh,” the association writes.
He is described as a loving person who respects those close to him.
“We have lost a pioneer in the fight for equality, but we will continue the fight in the spirit of Gabriel,” the post concludes.
“Music geek. Coffee lover. Devoted food scholar. Web buff. Passionate internet guru.”