Famous movie star just died after a long battle with cancer, prayers for the family.
He is known for starring in “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” films alongside with Noomi Rapace. Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist died on Tuesday at age 56.
His death happened after a long battle with lung cancer, according to his representative. The family was deeply saddened by his death but assured fans that he passed away quietly with his family right by his side.
Everyone who knew Michael loved him, his joy was contagious and he was a very charming fellow. It was no surprise that he ended up in the acting world as one of the most respected actors from Sweden.
“On behalf of Michael Nyqvist’s representatives and family, it is with deep sadness that I can confirm that our beloved Michael, one of Sweden’s most respected and accomplished actors, has passed away quietly surrounded by family after a year long battle with lung cancer,” said his rep in a statement. “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.”
Sending my condolences to Michael Nyqvist and his family. Incredibly talented and an extraordinary human being. My heart is broken. pic.twitter.com/xYm0IK86dE
— Gerard Butler (@GerardButler) June 27, 2017
Although he is best known for the Swedish movie “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”, he has also starred in some great American movies as well. He has played along side Tom Cruise in “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” and starred as Viggo Tarasov in “John Wick” with Keanu Reeves.
His career launched when he starred in “Millennium,” which was a six-part television series on Stieg Larsson’s books following Lisbeth Salander. Daniel Craig eventually took over his part.
Michael is survived by his wife, Catharina, and their children, Ellen and Arthur. Please keep this family in your prayers as they mourn the loss of their loved one.
RIP Michael Nyqvil