Sir Christopher Lee, a veteran performer, artist, and creator whose vocation compasses decades, passed on Sunday morning in London. He was 93.

Lee was being dealt with for respiratory issues and heart disappointment at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London for as far back as three weeks; he even praised his 93rd birthday there. His wife Birgit, to whom he has been hitched for over 50 years, held up until close relatives had heard the news before she revealed it to people in general.

More youthful groups of onlookers may recall Lee for his parts as Count Dooku in the Star Wars prequels, the Jabberwocky in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, and Saruman in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit sets of three. He was a gaint Lord of the Rings fan, reread the books consistently, and was the main cast part to have met J.R.R. Tolkien.

In any case, Lee as of now had a long vocation with horror movies before he joined these fantasy universes. He had been acting since 1946. He said he would never resign subsequent to accepting the BAFTA award in 2011 and was appended to The 11th, which was to begin recording in November.

Lee made a vocation of playing scoundrels, and he may be best referred to more older movie fans as Count Dracula in various movies for the blood and guts film studio Hammer.

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