Hans Rosling R.I.P.

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Hans Rosling ist heute im Alter von 68 Jahren an den Folgen seiner Krebserkrankung gestorben.

Der Mann war wahrscheinlich einer der ganz wenigen Celebrity-Statistiker weltweit, ihr kennt vielleicht seine TED-Talks oder seine BBC-Doku The Joy of Stats (Videos unten). Sad day.

We are extremely sad to announce that Professor Hans Rosling died this morning. Hans suffered from a pancreatic cancer which was diagnosed one year ago. He passed away early Tuesday morning, February 7, 2017, surrounded by his family in Uppsala, Sweden.

Eleven years ago, the three of us, Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling & Anna Rosling Rönnlund founded Gapminder. In 2007 Hans decided to “drop out” of university to work only 5% as professor at Karolinska Institute. That was a great decision. The 95% he worked for Gapminder made him a world famous public educator, or Edutainer as he liked to call it.

Across the world, millions of people use our tools and share our vision of a fact-based worldview that everyone can understand. We know that many will be saddened by this message. Hans is no longer alive, but he will always be with us and his dream of a fact-based worldview, we will never let die!

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