He was one of my film composer heroes, for sure. OLSENBANDEN and FLÅKLYPA (PINCHCLIFFE) are so ingrained in Norwegian popular culture. And then obviously the wonderful theme for the Danish TV series MATADOR, which also became famous in Norway. Plus a whole bunch of other stuff.
I've tried to 'tout his horn' here on FSM a few times over the years, but for most international audiences, he seems to be reduced to the "Alley Cat" guy. He was also one of, it not THE oldest film composer still working - per the 'veteran' thread I have going. I met him in Cannes in 2017 (some of you might have seen my photo posting on Facebook).
First Morricone, and now Bjerre. The big guys are falling one by one.