By Bankole Wright
Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, known for his roles in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and “John Wick,” has died after a yearlong battle with lung cancer.
The 56 year old actor “passed away quietly surrounded by family.
Late Micheal Nyqvist played Mikael Blomkvist in the 2009 Swedish films “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “The Girl Who Played With Fire,” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest,” based on Stieg Larsson’s books.
He also appeared in “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” and starred alongside Gerard Butler in an action movie to be released called “Hunter Killer.”
Nyqvist is survived by his wife Catharina, and their children, Ellen and Arthur.