Arne Næss, Jr.

Arne Næss, Jr.

Politician + Philosopher + Mountaineer
Born Dec 8, 1937
Died Jan 13, 2004

Not to be confused with Arne Næss, philosopher and mountaineer, sometimes referred to as Arne Næss, Sr. or with Arne Næss, a Norwegian politician (1925-2009) Arne Næss, Jr. (8 December 1937 – 13 January 2004) was a Norwegian businessman and mountaineer. He had been married to Diana Ross since 1985, by whom he had two sons, but the couple was long separated at the time of his sudden death.… Read More

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1937 Birth Næss was born in Germany in 1937 to Kiki Næss (1907–2001), a Norwegian physiotherapist, and German Raab (1901–1993), a German physician and a major in the Wehrmacht. … Read More


1966 29 Years Old In 1966 he married Filippa Kumlin d'Orey of Sweden, and they had one son and two daughters together, one of whom is folk/pop singer Leona Naess. … Read More


In 1985, Næss met American singer Diana Ross on a trip to the Bahamas.


2003 66 Years Old …  He was survived by seven children, the youngest of whom was born in 2003.
2004 67 Years Old On 13 January 2004, visiting friends while on a business trip, he died in a climbing accident while descending from a peak in the Groot Drakenstein mountains near the town of Franschoek outside Cape Town, South Africa.
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