I’m a geek at heart, but since I’ve been with Wyatt, I’ve become that much more in tune with geekdom.
I knew Christopher Lee from the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, but Wyatt being a fan of Hammer Horror films opened my world of movie-watching and I’ve become much more aware of Christopher Lee’s amazing career.
According to Wikipedia, the actor had 206 feature films to his credit, as well as over 60 TV shows and a dozen video games. He was nominated for an Oscar award 12 times and won the Oscar 5 times!
He has played Dracula many times (as well as other vampires), mummies, magicians, Sherlock Holmes, Mestipholes, Dr. Fu Manchu, Doctors, Counts, Kings, Presidents, Count Dooku, Saruman, Willy Wonka’s father, and even Death himself.
The actor was knighted in 2009 for services to drama and charity, and was awarded the Bafta fellowship in 2011.Christopher Lee died on Sunday morning at 8:30am at the age of 93 after being hospitalised for respiratory problems and heart failure..
According to The Guardian, his wife, the former Danish model Birgit Kroencke, decided to hold back the information for four days until all family members and friends were informed. The couple had been married for more than 50 years and had one daughter, Christina.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and to the fans who will greatly miss his talent.