Arne Næss, Jr.
Norwegian mountain climber
Arne Næss, Jr.
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.
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  • 2004
    Age 66
    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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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1937
    Born
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Næss' family lived in Germany during World War II. His parents divorced after the war, and Næss moved to Norway with his mother where they both took her maiden name Næss.
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