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Who is Axel Ernby? Meet the husband of late OC attorney Kelly Ernby

Olivia Olphin January 5, 2022
Axel Ernby

Sad news of the death of deputy district attorney Kelly Ernby was announced on 4 January by the Orange County register. As a political activist, Ernby had opposed vaccine mandates in California. Her husband, Axel Ernby, shared her vaccination status after it was reported his wife had been suffering from covid-19.

Southern California deputy DA Kelly Ernby passes away

The deputy district attorney for Orange County, Kelly Ernby, has passed away, reportedly due to complications after contracting covid-19. As reported by US News, Ernby told friends she was sick with the virus little more than a week ago.

Ernby was 46 when she passed away. The Orange County District Attorney’s office said in a statement they were “utterly heartbroken by the sudden and unexpected passing” of their colleague and friend.

They also said they will remember her as: “An incredibly vibrant and passionate attorney who cared deeply about the work we do as prosecutors – and deeply about the community we all fight so hard to protect.”

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Ernby ran for a Republican seat in the Orange County State Assembly two years ago, and was a fierce political activist. After losing out she became precinct chairman for the county Republican Party, and also an elected Orange County GOP central committee member.

She was also well known as a strong opposer of California vaccine mandate proposals. She previously spoke out against mandates at a Turning Points USA rally on 4 December, telling rally-goers: “There’s nothing that matters more than our freedoms right now.”

Many of her friends have shared tributes to Kelly on social media over the past few days:

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Who is Kelly Ernby’s husband Axel Ernby?

According to his LinkedIn page, Axel Mattias Ernby attended Stockholm University from 1991 to 1999. He has worked as a business development executive, as a senior manager of data and technology company Urban Science, and as a management consultant in the California area.

While his jobs have taken him across the world to London and Shangai, he has lived in California for almost 15 years.

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Axel hit the news recently when he confirmed on Facebook that his wife was unvaccinated. However, it appears he has since deleted his Facebook account.

However, Axel Ernby likes to keep a low-profile as there is little information about his marriage online. It doesn’t appear the couple had children.

We send our heartfelt condolences to Kelly Ernby’s family and friends at this difficult time.

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Olivia Olphin is an English Literature graduate and a film and literature fanatic. She has many years of reviewing experience, recently working as accredited press for the London Film Festival. She has also written widely about culture and sex education, as well as LGBTQ+ and women's issues.