The Swedish actor handed away from lung most cancers.

Cancer has taken yet one more display nice this week. Michael Nyqvist is introduced to have handed away from his battle with the illness on the age of 56 in Stockholm. He was filming a film in regards to the 2000 Okay-141 Kursk submarine catastrophe on the time.

Michael Nyqvist at ‘Colonia’ premiere

The ‘John Wick’ actor died on Tuesday (June 27th 2017) within the Swedish capital after a year-long wrestle with lung most cancers, based on his consultant. He was nonetheless a practising actor all through his ordeal, and he will not be forgotten for his legendary display roles.

‘On behalf of Michael Nyqvist’s representatives and household, it’s with deep unhappiness that I can affirm that our beloved Michael, one in every of Sweden’s most revered and completed actors, has handed away quietly surrounded by household after a yr lengthy battle with lung most cancers’, a rep revealed in an announcement obtained by Variety. ‘Michael’s pleasure and keenness have been infectious to those that knew and beloved him. His allure and charisma have been plain, and his love for the humanities was felt by all who had the pleasure of working with him.’

The Swedish actor is greatest recognized for starring within the unique ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ film in 2009 as Mikael Blomkvist (and it is sequels ‘The Girl Who Played with Fire’ and ‘The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest’). He was additionally in 2011’s ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ and performed the villainous Viggo Tarasov in 2014’s ‘John Wick’.

Among his ultimate motion pictures have been Terrence Malick’s World War II drama ‘Radegund’ – which is out this yr – and ‘Hunter Killer’ which is Donovan Marsh’s adaptation of the 2012 novel ‘Firing Point’ by Don Keith and George Wallace. He was filming ‘Kursk’ with Colin Firth on the time of his dying. 

More: Read our assessment of ‘John Wick’

Michael is survived by his spouse Catharina and their two grown-up youngsters Ellen and Arthur.

Michael Nyqvist Has Died With Three Posthumous Films On The Way by: Pamela Hendrix published:


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