It is with deep sorrow that we share that our close Opera colleague, Per Hedbor, has passed away.

We have lost a valued colleague, a brilliant mind, a good friend, a true internet pioneer and the main developer behind the Opera Mini servers.

Per HedborPer started in Opera back in 2002 in our office in Linköping, Sweden. He built things no one else was able to build and solved problems that no one else managed to solve. Already in 1993, prior to joining the Opera team, Per had set up the very first web server in Sweden. With his 14 extremely productive years in Opera, it’s impossible to grasp the massive footprint Per has made in our minds, source code, company and in the global world of software.

Per will be deeply missed, and our warmest thoughts and condolences go out to his closest family and friends.

Thank you, Per, for your contributions to Opera and the web. It has been honor to know you and a privilege to work alongside you.

Per Hedbor with his team at Opera

Per Hedbor with his team at Opera


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  • ShintoPlasm


  • Sorry for your loss Opera. RIP Per

  • Trevor Gough

    May God bless you and comfort you all that knew Per so well.

  • :RIP:

  • Rest in peace.

  • Faith Le Sauvage Goedde

    May you rest in peace.

  • Ben Parker

    Rest in peace . When i first got to know about opera mini with one of my friend that these browser has a very speed browsing surfing feature and then i downloaded it and yes really it is and i also recommended all my friends to use opera mini .
    Thanks for giving us opera mini

  • Stefan Tegnvallius

    Rest in peace… Does anyone know what happened?

  • Spideymang

    Rest in peace u.u

  • Great Dude


  • disqus_Kz1AUmJrXm

    God bless and rest in peace.