Michael Nyqvist, a Swedish actor who was known for his roles in "john wick" and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," has died on Tuesday following his year-long battle with Lung Cancer. One of his representatives confirmed the news and that he was 56 during his demise.

Nyqvist is Sweden's most popular and most respected actors. It was known that he was surrounded by his family during his death. In an official statement reported by NBC News, it is believed that the actor will always be remembered for his charm and charisma. Further, his love for his craft in acting was felt by everyone who got the chance of working with him.

Award-winning actor

Throughout his career, Nyqvist appeared in several films which made him found his first breakthrough in acting. He first gained international attention when he portrayed the role as Mikael Blomkvist in a six-part television series, "Millenium."

He also expanded his acting career when he became part of the 2009's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." Basically, he became part of the success of the Swedish series, and it helped them produced an American adaptation which was released back in 2011.

Nyqvist also made his first breakthrough in the 2000's film by Lukas Moodyson, "Together." His role made him earned his first Guldbagge Award nomination. Just recently, he also starred in the popular film "John Wick" as Viggo together with Keanu Reeves. Basically, his death will leave everyone heartbroken.

Author and publisher

Apart from being a successful and known actor, Nyqvist was also known for his craft in writing.

Prior to his acting career, the Swedish actor was known to have written a certain novel entitled, "Just After Dreaming." It was an autobiographical memoir which he published back in 2010.

The novel is said to be a compilation of all his memories since his childhood. He has also written the details of his life since he was a baby and has also shared the lives of his biological parents at age 30. As he fought his life against lung cancer, Nyqvist was survived by his wife Catharina together with their children, Ellen and Arthur.

After the news confirming his death has circulated online, Gerard Butler took to Twitter and expressed his sympathy through a video. Butler shared how he praised the actor for his humility and warmth in the eye. To recall, Nyqvist and Butler had worked together in different movies. Further, both are supposed to star together in an upcoming film called "Hunter Killer."

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