Death of a Swedish legend who played piano every day

Tomas Tranströmer, winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature, died today at the age of 83.

His poems, translated into 60 languages, have been set to music by some of Sweden’s foremost composers.

A passionate pianist, Tomas Tranströmer had to relearn how to play after a stroke in 1990 left him paralysed down his right side. He said that playing the piano every day was the key to saving his life.

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