On Sunday, prolific actor, and everybody’s favorite villain, Sir Christopher Lee, passed away at age 93. According to The Guardian, the actor’s death was due to respiratory failures.
Lee has played many a villain, but is most remembered for his roles as Dracula in the Dracula collection of films, Saruman in The Lord of The Rings series, and most likely as Count Dooku in Star Wars.
The actor even released a handful of metal albums, including a Christmas-themed one, A Heavy Metal Christmas. Lee talked about his passion for music in an interview with Blabbermouth last year, saying, “At my age, the most important thing for me is to keep active by doing things that I truly enjoy. I do not know how long I am going to be around, so every day is a celebration and I want to share it with my fans.”
The BAFTA winner has 281 acting credits to his name, and began acting in 1947. His final film was Angles In Notting Hill (2014); he was slated to appear in the film, The 11th, co-starring Uma Thurman. Unfortunately, the film was still in preproduction.
Sir Christopher Lee (knighted in 2009) is survived by his loving wife, former Danish model Birgit “Gitte” Kroencke, who he’s been married to for more than 5o years, and daughter Christina.