Patrick Grimmlund was on his way home from a charity ice hockey match when the car he crashed into crashed into a truck on county road 990 outside Mariefred, a village in Strängnäs municipality in Södermanland province in central Sweden.
Grimlund was a TV hit in Sweden having helmed the Swedish version of Lukusfellen on TV3 for seven years with Magnus Hedberg (50), he writes Aftonbladet.
“We are completely shocked and devastated. I don’t know how to comfort the children, how the hours and days will go on, how life will go on. The sadness and despair are groundless,” the wife writes. Sarah Grimmlund on her Instagram account.
Swedish police are investigating the fatal accident. Both cars have been booked.
Three people were involved in the accident, which occurred on Sunday afternoon. According to the police, a major collision occurred between a car and a truck.
– We don’t have information on what exactly happened, but that’s what we’re trying to investigate right now, says Priya J Eklund, a police spokeswoman for the Eastern Province, Express.
Patrick Grimmlund took part in a game of ice hockey with proceeds going to the Burgie Salming Foundation and its ALS research. Grimlund played in the celebrity team “Team Samuelsson”, who met IFK Mariefred at the weekend.
We cannot understand that you are no longer with us.
In recent years, Grimlund has worked with investing in and training smaller startups. He turned himself in at Swedish ‘Lyxfällan’ in 2017.
Now family, friends and colleagues are in mourning.
Sarah Grimlund writes: “My beloved husband, the best father in the world to your four wonderful children, my life partner, great love, best friend, the person with whom I shared everything – we cannot understand that you are no longer with us.”
On Twitter, many people share their condolences:
“Patrick Grimlund always had something different; a kind of human corkscrew that he unlocked people with. He always had something wary about him, like he was learning about life as it was. I just loved him. All the love and care for his family.”
“Coffee trailblazer. Certified pop culture lover. Infuriatingly humble gamer.”