Prince Henrik, Denmark royalty, dead at 83

Denmark’s Prince Henrik passed away on Tuesday, the family confirmed.

“His Royal Highness Prince Henrik died on Tuesday, February 13, at 23:18 quietly at Fredensborg Palace. The Prince was surrounded by Her Majesty the Queen and her two sons,” the statement read.

Prince Henrik was 83 at the time of his death and had been struggling with pneumonia.

He was married to Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II. The couple wed in 1967 and share two children, Crown Prince Frederik, 49, and Prince Joachim, 48.

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AARHUS, DENMARK - APRIL 16: Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik of Denmark attend her 77th birthday celebrations at Marselisborg Palace on April 16, 2017 in Aarhus, Denmark. (Photo by Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images)
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - AUGUST 28: Prince Henrik of Denmark attends the 18th birthday celebration of Prince Nikolai at royal ship Dannebrog on August 28, 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images)
AARHUS, DENMARK - APRIL 16: Queen Margrethe, and Prince Henrik of Denmark, with their grandson, Prince Vincent of Denmark, at Queen Margrethe of Denmark's 77th Birthday Celebrations, at Marselisborg Palace on April 16, 2017 in Aarhus, Denmark. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
AARHUS, DENMARK - APRIL 16: Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown princess Mary, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella and Prince Vincent attend the 77th birthday celebrations of Danish Queen Margrethe at Marselisborg Palace on April 16, 2017 in Aarhus, Denmark. (Photo by Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images)
BAD BERLEBURG, GERMANY - MARCH 21: Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik of Denmark attend the funeral of Prince Richard at the Evangelische Stadtkirche on March 21, 2017 in Bad Berleburg, Germany. Prince Richard, husband of Princess Benedikte of Denmark, died suddenly on March 13, 2017 at age 83. (Photo by Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images)
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - JANUARY 25: Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik arrive at the Nordatlantens Brygge for the return concert offered by the president of Iceland to the Danish Queen on January 25, 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Images)
Prince Henrik of Denmark (L) attends a Gala Dinner for Iceland's President at Amalienbog Castle in Copenhagen, Denmark, January 24, 2017. / AFP / Scanpix Denmark / Sisse STROYER / Denmark OUT (Photo credit should read SISSE STROYER/AFP/Getty Images)
GRASTEN, DENMARK - JULY 15: Queen Margrethe, and Prince Henrik of Denmark, with Crown Prince Frederik, and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, and Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Princess Josephine, and Prince Vincent, attend the annual summer photo call for The Danish Royal Family at Grasten Castle, on July 15, 2016 in Grasten, Denmark. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK- APRIL 16: Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, and Prince Henrik of Denmark attend Queen Margrethe's 76th Birthday Celebration at Amalienborg Palace, on April 16, 2016, in Copenhagen, Denmark (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
FREDENSBORG, DENMARK- APRIL 13: Prince Henrik of Denmark, President Enrique Pena Nieto and Queen Margrethe of Denmark attend a State Banquet at Fredensborg Palace on the first day of a State visit of the President of The United Mexican States, President Enrique Pena Nieto, and his wife Angelica Rivera to Denmark on April 13, 2016 in Fredensborg, Denmark. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - OCTOBER 24: Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and her husband, Prince Henrik talk to journalist during their visit at Prambanan temple on October 24, 2015 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and her husband, Prince Henrik, embarked upon a state visit to Indonesia to mark 65 years of diplomatic relations. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
Danish Prince Consort Henrik (R) waves as he walks with Energy, Utilities and Climate Minister Lars Christian Lilleholt (L) upon his arrival for a badminton exhibition event at a shopping mall in Jakarta on October 23, 2015. The prince and his wife Queen Margrethe II are currently on a five-day visit to the country. AFP PHOTO / POOL / Achmad IBRAHIM (Photo credit should read ACHMAD IBRAHIM/AFP/Getty Images)
GRASTEN, DENMARK - JULY 25: Prince Henrik of Denmark attends the annual summer Photocall for The Danish Royal Family at Grasten Castle, on July 25, 2015 in Grasten, Denmark. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
GRASTEN, DENMARK - JULY 25: Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik of Denmark with grandchildren and members of The Danish Royal Family attend the annual summer Photocall for The Danish Royal Family at Grasten Castle on July 25, 2015 in Grasten, Denmark. (Photo by Luca Teuchmann/WireImage)
GRASTEN, DENMARK - JULY 25: Prince Henrik of Denmark with grandchildren Prince Christian and Prince Vincent of Denmark attend the annual summer Photocall for The Danish Royal Family at Grasten Castle, on July 25, 2015 in Grasten, Denmark. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
COWES, ENGLAND - JUNE 05: Prince Henrik of Denmark attends Bicentenary Celebrations of The Royal Yacht Squadron on June 5, 2015 in Cowes, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images,)
COWES, ENGLAND - JUNE 05: Prince Henrik of Denmark attends Bicentenary Celebrations of The Royal Yacht Squadron on June 5, 2015 in Cowes, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - MARCH 18: King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands, Queen Margrethe of Denmark, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and Prince Henrik of Denmark arrive at The Black Diamond in Copenhagen where King Willem-Alexander, and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands host a return arrangement, during their State visit to Denmark, on March 18, 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
AARHUS, DENMARK - APRIL 8: Prince Henrik and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark attend a lunch reception to mark the forthcoming 75th Birthday of the Danish Queen at Aarhus City Hall on April 8, 2015 in Aarhus, Denmark. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - MARCH 17: Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik of Denmark attend a State Banquet at Christiansborg Palace during the state visit of the King and Queen of the Netherlands on March 17, 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - MARCH 17: Prince Henrik of Denmark, at Copenhagen Airport to greet the arriving Dutch King & Queen at the start of a Dutch State visit to Denmark on March 17, 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images)
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Henrik was openly frustrated by his title of “prince consort,” which is customary for men married to female monarchs. In 2017, he publicly declared that he does not wish to be buried next to his wife, the queen, due to the fact that she would not name him king.

"For the prince, the decision not to be buried beside the queen is the natural consequence of not having been treated equally to his spouse - by not having the title and role he has desired,” the Royal Danish House’s director said in a previous statement.

It is unclear if Prince Henrik changed his mind on the matter prior to his death.

Celebrities we lost in 2017:

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Erin Moran, who is known for her role in TV sitcom "Happy Days," died at the age of 56 after a secret battle with cancer.

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Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner died in his home at the Playboy Mansion of natural causes on September 27. He was 91 years old.

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Singer Chester Bennington of Linkin Park committed suicide in July, he was 41 years old.

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David Cassidy died on November 21 after having been placed in a medically-induced coma. The '70s heartthrob and "Partridge Family" star was 67.

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Comedian Jerry Lewis died on August 20. He was 91 years old.

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Tom Petty, the famed and beloved rocker behind hits like “American Girl” and “Free Fallin,” died in October following a cardiac arrest. He was 66.

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Actor Adam West attends the Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders Press Room at New York Comic-Con - Day 1 at Jacob Javits Center on October 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Legendary actress Mary Tyler Moore passed away at the age of 80.

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John Heard, known for his role as the father in the Home Alone films, died on July 21. Some reports say he was 71-years-old, however, others have his age listed as 72.

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Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor peacefully passed away at his home in Kentucky in July after a long battle with Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 73.


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"Touched By an Angel" star Della Reese died at the age of 86 peacefully at her home on November 19.

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Roger Smith, who starred in the series "77 Sunset Strip" and was married to actress Ann-Margret, died Sunday in Sherman Oaks. He was 84.

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Gregg Allman, best known for performing in The Allman Brothers Band, passed away at 69.

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Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell died unexpectedly at 52 after he was found in a Detroit hotel room.

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Comedian Don Rickles died at the age of 90 from kidney failure.

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Comedian Charlie Murphy died at 57 from complications stemming from a battle with leukemia.

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Roger Moore, a former James Bond star, died after a short battle with cancer at 89.

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Jonathan Demme, the director known for his work on thriller "Silence of the Lambs," died at 73 from esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease.

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Roger Ailes, who was at FOX News for two decades before being ousted last year for alleged sexual harassment, died at 77 after suffering a fall at his home.

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Bill Paxton died unexpectedly at age 61 on February 25. 

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AC/DC guitarist and co-founded Malcolm Young died in November at the age of 64 after a three-year battle with dementia.

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Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr., who is also Cuba Gooding Jr.'s father, died at 72.

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Neil Fingleton, "Britain's tallest man" and "Games of Thrones" star died at 36 from heart failure.

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"Battlestar Galactica" star Richard Hatch died at 71. 

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John Hurt, star of "The Elephant Man," died at 77. 

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Butch Trucks, founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, died at 69.

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Actor Miguel Ferrer died from throat cancer at 61.

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Dick Gautier, known for is role in the Broadway musical 'Bye Bye Birdie' died at 85.

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Frank Deford, giant of sports journalism, died at 78.

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Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry, who is known for hits like ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over Beethoven," died at 90 years old.

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Television personality Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin, known for his MTV show "Rob & Big," died at the age of 45.

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Dina Merrill, the actress known for movies like "Butterfield 8" and "Operation Petticoat," died at 93.

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Frank Pellegrino Sr. (R) died at age 72 following a battle with lung cancer. He was known for his role on "The Sopranos." 

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Former pop singer Tommy Page was found dead at 46 in New York City.

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"Doll Squad" star Francine York passed away at 80 after a battle with cancer.

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Joni Sledge, the "We Are Family" singer, was found dead in her Phoenix home. She was 60.

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Jazz legend Al Jarreau died at the age of 76.

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Actor Robert Michael Morris died at age 77. His death was confirmed by friend Lisa Kudrow.

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Monty Hall, one of the most popular game show hosts in American television died in September at age 96.

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Anne Jeffreys, star of ‘General Hospital’ and Broadway’s ‘Kiss Me Kate,’ died in September at 94.

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Barry Dennen, member of the original cast of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” died in September at age 79.

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Famed soul singer Charles Bradley died in September at the age of 68.

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Harry Dean Stanton, the actor known for his roles in "Twin Peaks," "Big Love," "Pretty in Pink" and "Repo Man" died of natural causes in Los Angeles. He was 91.

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Frank Vincent, who had a key role on "The Sopranos" and appeared in a number of Martin Scorsese films, died at age 78.

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Nelsan Ellis, who starred in the HBO series True Blood, died on July 8 from alcohol withdrawal after years of struggling with substance abuse. He was 39 years old.

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Blake Heron, the child actor who starred in 1996's "Shiloh," died at age 35.

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Comedian Shelley Berman, who was famous as a "sit-down" comedian and later as Larry David's dad on "Curb Your Enthusiasm," died at the age of 92.

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Dick Gregory, the trailblazing comic and civil rights activist whose unique brand of comedy combined cutting wit and contemporary headlines, died in August at the age of 84.

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Martin Landau, the all-purpose actor known for his Oscar-winning performance in Ed Wood, died in July. He was 89.

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Gary DeCarlo, the lead singer of Steam, died in June at the age of 75.

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Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the Swedish film version of "The Girl With Dragon Tattoo," died after a battle with lung cancer. He was 56.

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Prodigy, who made up one half of Mobb Deep, died in June. He was 42.

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Comedian Ralphie May was found dead in his Las Vegas home in early October. He died of cardiac arrest at the age of 45.

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"Benson" actor Robert Guillaume died on October 24 at the age of 89 following a long battle with breast cancer.

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Legendary New Orleans musician Fats Domino died of natural causes at the age of 89 at the end of October.

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Former "Veronica Mars" actor Brad Bufanda died of a suspected suicide at the age of 34 at the beginning of November.

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Rising rapper Lil Peep was found dead in his tour bus on November 15 in Arizona. He was 21. Officials are still determining his cause of death, which is suspected to be an accidental overdose.

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Wendy Pepper, who was a fan-favorite on "Project Runway," died peacefully surrounded by family at the age of 53 in mid-November. No cause of death was given.

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Jim Nabors, widely adored for playing Gomer Pyle on "The Andy Griffith Show," passed away in November 2017 at age 87.

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