Michael Nyqvist is one of the pillars that supported the award winning modern Swedish cinema. He gave an impressive performance for the world renowned detective story Millennium series. Nyqvist will be remembered especially for his role in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the original Swedish version. This Swedish star lost the fight for his life to lung cancer at the young age of 56.
The Swedish Star lost His Life to Lung Cancer
On Tuesday, an entire nation and worldwide friends and fans were in mourning. International actor Michael Nyqvist succumbed to death after a yearlong battle with cancer. Across his career on screen, he managed to build a repertory of versatile and deep characters that helped him become one of the most beloved actors in Sweden.
Michael was also in full struggles to consolidate his image as an international star. He obtained several roles in American movies, mostly as the bad guy in a story, which he managed to portray as all round as possible. His works for Hollywood movies such as John Wick and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol turned him into an acclaimed performer abroad. These were also great opportunities to work with reputed actors such as Tom Cruise and Keanu Reeves.
Michael Nyqvist Was also a Writer
He left behind a wife and two children. His family delivered a public statement in which they reminded the public of his kind and passionate character that won people over. They also underlined Michael’s dedication to the world of art.
“Michael’s joy and passion were infectious to those who knew and loved him.”
The Swedish star took his lifelong experiences and integrated them in his own memoirs. His book, Just After Dreaming, was published in 2010 and tackles delicate events in his life. However, most of them regard his adoption and his ulterior endeavors to meet his biological parents as a young adult.
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