By Ciaran Duggan
In the last hour, reports have circulated that the legendary British actor, Sir Christopher Lee, has sadly passed away at the age of 93. News of his death has been released today, but it is reported that the actor died on Sunday at Chelsea and Westminster hospital in London due to heart and respiratory problems.
Sir Christopher Lee has made a name for himself through his phenomenal acting career, as he has starred in well over 250 movies. The most notable performances in his career have encompassed villainous roles, such as Count Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wicker Man, Scaramanga [James Bond] and Saruman [Lord of the Rings].
In 2009, he was knighted for his services to both drama and charity and later merited with a BAFTA fellowship in 2011.
For Star Wars fans, Sir Christopher Lee will always be remembered for his excellent performance as the notorious Sith Lord, Count Dooku in the Prequels. In addition, he superbly reprised his role as the Count in the film debut of Star Wars: The Clone Wars .
All our condolences must go out to Sir Christopher Lee’s family and friends.
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