Gerard Butler paid tribute to Michael Nyqvist Tuesday with a touching video on Instagram.
The two recently worked together on the movie “Hunter Killer” and Butler, 47, fondly recalled his time on set with the Swedish actor who passed away Tuesday from lung cancer.
“Hi there. I’m really compelled to do this, but Michael Nyqvist, Swedish actor, you probably know him from ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’, who I made a movie with last year called ‘Hunter Killer’, it hasn’t come out yet. I just found out that he passed today,” Butler says in the video.
For the actor, it was important for him to share his condolences because of all the people he’s worked with, Nyqvist was at the top of the list.
“He’s one of my favourites, if not my favourite, in terms of somebody who just had such incredible talent and childlike qualities and playfulness. But more than anything, just incredible humility and warmth and this cheeky kind of glint in his eyes,” he shared.
“Sending my condolences to Michael Nyqvist and his family. Incredibly talented and an extraordinary human being. My heart is broken,” Butler captioned the video.