Swedish actor Per Oscarsson feared dead after house fire


Human remains found at actor's home as police continue search for second body

Veteran Swedish actor Per Oscarsson, 83, who appeared in the film version of Stieg Larsson's Millenium trilogy, is feared to have died in a fire at his home early on Friday. Human remainsfound in the house in a remote area near the small town of Skara, south-west of Stockholm, were either those of the actor or of his wife, Kia Ostling, 67, said a police spokesman, Jan Strommegard.

Both had been reported missing by relatives, who said they were at home when the building burned down. Only the chimney was left when firefighters arrived. The cause of the fire is unknown.

Strommegard could not say when the identification of the remains would be completed but said they were still searching for the remains of a second person.

Oscarrson, who played Holmer Palmgren, the former legal guardian of Larsson's heroine Lisbeth Salander, »

- James Meikle

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