Hollywood actor, Michael Nyqvist, popular for his roles in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and John Wick, has died after a one-year battle with lung cancer.

The 56-year-old Swedish actor passed away quietly surrounded by family.

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.

More recently, he played menacing villains in Hollywood action films “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” and “John Wick.”

Nyqvist made his debut as an author in 2010 with an autobiographical memoir “Just After Dreaming,” which detailed his quest to find his biological parents three decades after he was adopted as a baby.

The actor is survived by his wife and two children.


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