Arne Næss, Jr.

Arne Næss, Jr.

Norwegian Mountain Climber
Born Dec 8, 1937

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, had two sons with Ross, but the couple separated at the time of his sudden death.… Read More

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1937 Birth Næss was born in Germany in 1937, to German physician August Oskar German Raab (1901–1993) and Kirsten "Kiki" Dekke Næss (1907–2001), a Norwegian national whose brother was philosopher and mountaineer Arne Næss. … Read More


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 Franschhoek outside Cape Town, South Africa.
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