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Stieg Larsson: The Author who Played with Fire

Swedish author Stieg Larsson never lived to see his creations gain worldwide success.  He died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 50 in 2004, before his first novel, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, was published.  His three novels — which comprise the Millennium trilogy — have sold 50 million copies worldwide.  The Swedish movies based on the books have also been very popular, including the second installment, The Girl Who Played With Fire, which was released in the U.S. in 2010.  Stieg Larsson

In fact, U.S.A. Today recently named Larsson as its 2010 Author of the Year.

Stieg Larsson was never married and had no children.  He also didn’t have a will.  So his brother and father have been the ones to manage — and of course profit from — his now very-wealthy estate.

But, there is some drama to this story.  While not married, Larsson did leave behind a sambo. What’s a sambo?  It’s a Swedish term for a live-in partner, like a common-law

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