'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist died at the age of 56 after battling with lung cancer, confirmed his family.
Michael's death was confirmed by his representative in a statement which read that he passed away quietly surrounded by family.
The statement further read how Michael was a pleasure to work with.
Michael Nyqvist's list of notable works
Although Nyqvist rose to prominence with his role of an investigative journalist in 'The Girl with Dragon Tattoo', the actor has done quite a number of noteworthy films throughout his career.
From Kay Pollak's Oscar-nominated 'As it is in Heaven' to playing a villain in 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' alongside Tom Cruise, Nyqvist has an impressive list of films credited to his name.
Family life and other interests
Nyqvist is survived by his wife Catherine and two children namely Ellen and Arthur.
Apart from films, Nyqvist published an autobiographical memoir 'Just After Dreaming' in the year 2010.
The memoir tracked the early events of his life to the time he went in search of his biological parents.