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Michael Nyqvist, Swedish star of original 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,' dies at 56

Michael Nyqvist, Swedish star of original 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,' dies at 56

Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the original "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" films and often played villains in Hollywood movies such as "John Wick," has died after a year-long battle with cancer.

Nyqvist's representative Jenny Tversky confirmed the actor’s death Tuesday. Nyqvist was 56.

"It is with deep sadness that I can confirm that our beloved Michael, one of Sweden's most respected and accomplished actors, has passed away quietly surrounded by family," Tversky said in a statement on behalf of the family.

Nyqvist is perhaps best known worldwide for originating the role of Mikael Blomkvist in the Swedish "The Girl...

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