This Wednesday, December 8, 2021, Michael Nyqvist would have celebrated his 61st birthday. But life decided otherwise for this Swedish actor known mainly for his portrayal of journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the Millennium trilogy from the novels of the same name by Stieg Larsson. On the occasion of this sad anniversary, Closer invites you to dive into the past and come back to June 26, 2017, the last day of the life of Michael Nyqvist, who died at the age of 56.

It is by a press release that Alissa Goodman, his agent, announces the sad news to the whole world. “It is with deep sadness that I confirm to you that our beloved Michael, one of the most respected and accomplished Swedish actors, has passed away surrounded by his family (…) Michael’s good humor and passion were contagious to those who knew and loved him. His charm and charisma were undeniable and his love for art was evident to all who had the pleasure of working with him, “she wrote in particular. For a year, Michael Nyqvist has been fighting against lung cancer which will therefore have finally got the better of him …

Michael Nyqvist: a childhood marked by adoption

In 2010, a few years before his death, Michael Nyqvist unveiled his memoirs in which he revealed in particular his adoption when he was only a baby but also and especially his fight, at the age of 30, to find his biological parents. On the private side, the Swedish actor had married Catharina Ehrnrooth, decorator for the world of cinema, in 1990 and was the father of two children, Ellen born in 1991 and Arthur born in 1996.

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