The befamed actor Sir Christopher Lee has passed away last Sunday at the age of 93. Lee's wife only made it public today after notifying every close relative.
Lee was admitted to the hospital 3 weeks ago following complains of shortage of breath and heart failure. He celebrated his 93th birthday in the hospital.
Christopher Lee's career spans more than 40 years of acting in the cinematic world. People nowadays know him most directly from his role in the Lord Of The Rings Trilogy. Where he played Sauruman The White. But he also earned fame for his role as Count Dooku in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith.
One of his lesser known acting achievements was in a role as antagonist in the Bond movie The Man With the Golden Gun as Scaramanga. His breakthrough role however is as Count Dracula in the movie Dracula Has Risen From The Grave which was released in 1958. There he revolutionized the image of Dracula as a scary pale devilish monster into that of a tall imposing good looking villain.
Beside his blazing acting career he also was an avid heavymetal fan. After having cooperated with both Manowar and Rapsody. He set off to create his first metal record called Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross in 2010. 3 years later he sub sequentially released a follow up Charlemagne: The Omens of Death. As a fusion between his acting in a fantasy world and the sound resembling that of Rapsody.
In 2001 Christopher Lee became Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his cultural contribution. And in 2009 he was Knighted by the Queen of England. A grave loss for movie fanatics, metal lovers and the world as a whole.
Source: The Telegraph