Michael Nyqvist


Age: 56

Swedish actor who was perhaps best known worldwide for originating the role of Mikael Blomkvist in the original The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo film series opposite Noomi Rapace (Daniel Craig played the role in the American adaptation), who often played a board range of memorable roles in Hollywood movies, including the mob boss who terrorizes Keanu Reeves in John Wick and Tom Cruise's foe in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, but who had several films on the slate that are yet to come out, including Terrence Malick's World War II drama Radegund and Thomas Vinterberg's Kursk, about the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster.

Cause of Death: Lung cancer

Born: November 8, 1960

Died: June 27, 2017

Stockholm, Sweden