In some sad news this morning, Canadian actor Christopher Plummer has died at the age of 91.
The Oscar winner, best known for his role as Captain Georg von Trapp in the 1965 film The Sound of Music, passed away peacefully at his home in Connecticut with his wife of 53 years, Elaine Taylor, by his side.
The legendary actor’s friend and manager, Lou Pitt, confirmed the passing in a statement a short time ago.
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“Chris was an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession with great old fashion manners, self-deprecating humour and the music of words,” he said.
“He was a national treasure who deeply relished his Canadian roots.
“Through his art and humanity, he touched all of our hearts and his legendary life will endure for all generations to come.”
Plummer’s other well known films include The Man Who Would Be King and All the Money in the World.
More to come.