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Michael Nyqvist Dead - 'Dragon Tattoo' Actor Dies at 56

Michael Nyqvist Dead - 'Dragon Tattoo' Actor Dies at 56

Michael Nyqvist, best known for originating the role of Mikael Blomkvist in the Swedish movies based on The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series, has died at the age of 56.

The actor passed away on Tuesday (June 27) following a battle with lung cancer, according to THR.

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Michael starred alongside Noomi Rapace in the three movies based on the Millennium Trilogy book series and they both launched careers in American films.

Michael later appeared in films such as John Wick with Keanu Reeves, Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol with Tom Cruise, and Colonia with Emma Watson.

We send our thoughts and condolences to Michael‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

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  • Danae

    Oh no. Deeply saddening news. Rest in peace, Michael…

  • VanityInsecurity

    RIP Michael. one hell of an actor.

  • Lala

    So Sad. RIP Michael.

  • rosaryblue

    I feel terrible hearing this, he was an incredible actor!!!! RIP

  • Visitor

    RIP! I actually preferred his performance in Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

  • Visitor

    Was a shoe-in for the role of Putin. Now it will go to Daniel Craig.

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