Michael Nyqvist, ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ star, dies at 56

Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the Swedish film version of "The Girl With Dragon Tattoo," died after a battle with lung cancer, his manager confirmed on Tuesday. He was 56.

"Michael's joy and passion were infectious to those who knew and loved him," reads a statement from his family. "His charm and charisma were undeniable, and his love for the arts was felt by all who had the pleasure of working with him."

Nyqvist played Mikael Blomkvist in the Swedish film series "Millenium," based on the books by Stieg Larsson. This included "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," "The Girl Who Played with Fire" and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest."

He also had roles in "John Wick," "Frank and Lola," "Disconnect" and "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol."

He is survived by his wife, Catharina, and their children Ellen and Arthur.

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