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Sir Christopher Lee Dead - 'Dracula' Actor Dies at 93

Sir Christopher Lee Dead - 'Dracula' Actor Dies at 93

Sir Christopher Lee, the iconic actor who first rose to fame as the title character in the 1958 Hammer Horror Dracula, has died at 93.

The actor was married to model Birgit Kroencke for a little over fifty years and he is survived by their daughter, Christina.

Christoper died on Sunday (June 7) at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London after suffering heart and respiratory problems, The Telegraph confirms.

He has also made memorable appearances as Saruman in the Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit movies, as well as Count Dooku in two Star Wars films.

We send out our thoughts and condolences to Christopher Lee‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

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  • Elisia

    A screen legend. RIP Sir!

  • Jen

    Rest in Peace Sir.

  • http://rememberingthedesireisprivate.blogspot.com/ SandalwoodGFW

    A no better Saruman ever!

  • Fabian

    Great actor. RIP Sir Christopher Lee.

  • Utope

    R.I.P. Wonderful actor!

  • VanityInsecurity

    Rest In Peace! Sir Christopher Lee, you were an amazing actor! Your legend will endure.

  • tia maria

    R.I.P Christopher Lee, a true acting legend. We have also lost Ron Moody(most known for playing Fagin in 1968 Oliver! film) as well, he passed away earlier today so may he Rest in Peace too.

  • Tigerlilly

    Great man. RIP!

  • Ause Ekel

    Amazing actor who will be surely missed forever. Not only Dracula but Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. Rest in peace!

  • Jenny from the flop

    He will never die. He’ll be back tonight at midnight when your children are sleeping. Legends live forever 🙏🏻

  • alex

    WONDERFUL ACTOR,AMAZING VAMPIRE AND PERFECT GENTLEMAN:R.I.P. WITH ALL MY DEVOTION AND LOVE GOODBYE SIR CHRISTOPHER CARANDINI LEE.

  • toastie postie

    Loved him and his movies since my teenage days. A very special person to my boyfriend/husband and I. He stayed active in his later years, thank goodness, being in Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.

    Rest in Peace. You deserve it. Don’t make too much trouble up there. :0)

  • toastie postie

    ITA!

  • toastie postie

    Yes, he will be missed. An awesome person. One of the best Draculas. Loved his Hammer Films collaborations with Peter Cushing, also in Star Wars. Boy, they are going to get into mischief in Heaven. :0)

  • toastie postie

    Awwwwww. RIP – Didn’t know that. He was one creepy Fagin.

  • toastie postie

    Yes to every thing you said, especially gentleman. I was looking at an auction on youtube and saw him in the background and thought wow, he’s looking good.

  • toastie postie

    So pleased to see he was able to stay active all these years. A special actor in my heart. So many good memories of him and Peter Cushing in Hammer Films and of course his later years in two epics.

  • jonathan black

    One of the most intimidating forces on screen ever From the old Hammer horror films,as Dracula The Star Wars films as Count Dooku and The Lord of the Rings trilogy as Saruman.For him to work almost up to the time of his passing showed that he truly loved acting.He will be greatly missed

  • toastie postie

    ITAWY.

  • Ause Ekel

    Agree! =) Such a remarkable actor!

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