Harri Nykänen worked as a crime reporter for the major Finnish newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat, for many years before becoming a full-time novelist. In 1990 and 2001, he won the Finnish crime fiction award “The Clue.”
Nykänen, who invented the Raid character famous in literature, TV shows, and movies, died on Tuesday morning in Helsinki. The family verified the death to HS. He was 69 years old when he died. Continue reading to find out the cause of death of the renowned crime reporter
Harri Nykänen’s cause of death: How did Harri Nykänen die?
Harri Nykänen passed away on March 21, 2023, at the age of 69, from an unspecified short illness.
Meanwhile, Nykänen was a well-known Finnish crime writer who also worked for many years as a crime journalist.
He worked at Helsingin Sanomat from 1981 to 2001. In 1994, Nykänen received the Lumilapio award for investigative journalism for her research on police leadership corruption.
In 2001, Harri Nykänen and Vellamo Vehkakoski won the Snow Spade for an article about workplace harassment.
The first volume of Nykänen’s Raid book series was released in 1992, and a total of 12 novels have been released. In addition to Raid, Nykänen has authored dozens of other detective novels.