"It is with boundless sorrow that Sven Wollter's family hereby announces that today, November 10, he flew straight into the suites of covid," writes his daughter Stina Wollter on Instagram.

Sven Wollter was born on January 11, 1934. In the early 60s he was active at Norrköping City Theater and from the mid-60s at the Vasa Theater in Stockholm.

His breakthrough came in 1973 where he played the title role in Gustav III.

Since 86, he has been associated with Stockholm City Theater.

Wollter was active in a long line of films and plays with some of Sweden's greatest directors.

Among other things, he starred in Bo Widerberg's The Man on the Roof - the first Beck film - in 1976.

The text is updated.