Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, known for the leading role in ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ Swedish film series and John Wick, died in Sweden on Tuesday. He lost to lung cancer after a year-long battle. The actor was aged 56.
“Michael’s joy and passion were infectious to those who knew and loved him. His charm and charisma were undeniable, and his love for the arts was felt by all who had the pleasure of working with him,” the statement said.
Nyqvist rose to prominence as the complex investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist in film adaptations of Swedish author Stieg Larsson’s gritty ‘Millennium’ novel series that spawned ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ franchise.
He well played menacing villains in Hollywood action films ‘Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol’ and ‘John Wick’.
The actor is survived by his wife and two children.