Actor Christopher Lee Dead At 93

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    Christopher Lee, the British actor known for his roles in "Dracula," "Star Wars" and the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, has died. He was 93.

    The beloved performer died Sunday at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London, according to The Guardian. He had been receiving treatment for respiratory problems and heart failure.

    Lee first gained fame in the film industry during the 1950s, when he landed roles as The Creature in "The Curse of Frankenstein" and Count Dracula, perhaps his most recognizable performance.

    "He imbued every character, however far-fetched, with a cold and granite grandeur, as if each one was a monument that would withstand whatever time and the weather could throw at him," film critic Robbie Collin wrote in The Telegraph.

    In 2009, Lee was knighted for his contributions to film and charity. He was slated to appear in a 9/11 drama called "The 11th" along with Uma Thurman.

    He is survived by his wife, Birgit, whom he married in 1961, and their daughter, Christina.

     
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    i think i'm gonna have to go with wgas/wgaf
     
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    Who was he in star wars ? :dontknow:
     
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    He died doing something he loved. Breathing.
     
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    RIP Christopher Lee.
     
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    A towering giant runs down the curtain and joins the choir invisible.

    :bigcry:
     
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    Gee eee of Goddamn, Motherfucking, Cocksucking Oh! Jesus H. Christ Woman!

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    This just totally sucks.. :tears:
     
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    Amazing actor. They don't make em like Christopher Lee anymore. :rip:
     
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    Remember how fast he fought in the new Hobbit movie? :lmao:
     
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    The Hobbit movies were a hot mess..
     
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    Buddy Lee > Christopher Lee
     
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    another one of my favorites gone

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    I thought this thread would have more posts. Christopher Lee was a versatile actor for sure. Getting cast in both the 'Lord Of The Rings' and 'Star Wars' franchises in his late 70's/early 80's was certainly a testament to his broad appeal.

    RIP, Dooku/Saruman/Dracula/Wicker Man/Man With The Golden Gun
     
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