Legendary actor Sir Christopher Lee dies
The man called The Master of Macabre has died.
British actor, Sir Christopher Lee has passed away at the age of 93 after being hospitalised for respiratory problems and heart failure.
Lee passed away on Sunday morning at a hospital in London. His wife wanted to inform family members before the public. They had been married for over 50 years.
The veteran actor was best known for roles including Dracula in the 1950’s and Saruman in the Lord of the Rings franchise.
As well as working in film, Lee also released a series of heavy metal albums (seriously) including Charlemagne: The Omens of Death.
He was knighted in 2009 for services to drama and charity and was awarded the Bafta fellowship in 2011.
Dominic Monaghan, Lee’s co-star from Lord Of The Rings, paid tribute to a “fascinating person” tweeting, “So so sorry to hear that #christopherlee has passed away. He was a fascinating person. Threw a bic pen into a tree in front of me. #legend”
Some of Lee’s best roles included:
Count Dracula – Dracula (1958)
The Creature – The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
Henry Baskerville – The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
Lord Summerisle – The Wicker Man (1973)
Francisco Scaramanga – The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Dr Catheter – Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
Mohammed Ali Jinnah – Jinnah (1998)
Saruman the White – The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-3)
Count Dooku – Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)
More on Sir Christopher Lee’s life HERE