Björgólfur Thor Honours Lemmy - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Björgólfur Thor Honours Lemmy

Published January 12, 2016

Photos by
Novator Partners

The dulcet tones of Motörhead appeal to people of all walks of life, including Icelandic investment capitalists, as recently revealed in a VICE photo gallery. Novator Partners confirmed for Grapevine that Novator’s CFO is indeed a big fan of Lemmy.

A VICE photo gallery of last Saturday’s memorial service in Los Angeles for the Motörhead frontman caught the attention of a number of Icelanders – in particular, due to the 8th photo, which appears to show Icelandic entrepreneur Björgólfur Thor Björgólfson present with a bouquet of flowers in hand.

Grapevine contacted Novator Partners, the investment firm Björgólfur Thor currently chairs, to find out if this was indeed him or just a startling look-alike.

“Björgólfur Thor Björgólfson was in LA and brought a bouquet of flowers on behalf of his friend and partner in Novator, [CFO] Andri Sveinsson,” Novator spokesperson Ragnhildur Sverrisdottir told us. “Andri is a big Motörhead and Lemmy fan, has seen Motörhead seven times and intended to see them again in London at the end of this month. This was a favour for a friend, bringing the bouquet [to the memorial].”

Above you can see a close-up of the bouquet in question, replete with “God bless his memory” in Icelandic written on the card.

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