Sir Christopher Lee, You Will Be Missed
The world gasps as the sad news about Sir Christopher Lee’s passing goes viral. The famed actor died on Sunday at the age of 93 in Chelsea and Westminster hospital, London, after suffering heart and respiratory failure. The public announcement of his death was delayed because Lady Lee, with whom the movie legend was married for 50 years, wanted to notify the people closest to them first.
Sir Christopher Lee may be gone, but he left a great legacy behind. With a career that spanned more than 60 years, he performed in over 200 movies and numerous TV shows, his most memorable roles being in The Man With The Golden Gun (1974), The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001 – 2003), and The Hobbit trilogy (2012 – 2014).
He was to start filming a new movie with Uma Thurman in November. The only thing he wanted to do but never did was to work with acclaimed actor and director Clint Eastwood.
Celebrities from all corners of the world are expressing their sadness on their social media profiles. Here’s what some of them have to say:
Very upset to learn that Sir Christopher Lee has passed away. An amazing gentleman who brought us so many iconic roles. He will be missed.
— Reece Shearsmith (@ReeceShearsmith) June 11, 2015
PM: Saddened to hear of Sir Christopher Lee's death, a titan of Golden Age of Cinema & distinguished WW2 veteran who'll be greatly missed
— UK Prime Minister (@Number10gov) June 11, 2015
Really sad to hear about the death of Christopher Lee, one of the greatest British actors and a master of the macabre pic.twitter.com/q5UUhc7xId
— Boris Johnson (@MayorofLondon) June 11, 2015
— Dominic Monaghan (@DomsWildThings) June 11, 2015
The great, always criminally underrated Sir Christopher Lee has left us. A Titan of Cinema and a huge part of my youth. Farewell.
— Mark Gatiss (@Markgatiss) June 11, 2015