‘Star Wars,’ ‘Lord of the Rings’ Icon Christopher Lee Dead at 93

Christopher Lee Dead

‘Star Wars,’ ‘Lord of the Rings’ Icon Christopher Lee Dead at 93

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LONDON, June 11 (UPI) — British actor Christopher Lee has died at London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. He was 93.

The Telegraph reported the screen icon had been treated for respiratory problems and heart failure over the past three weeks. The newspaper said he turned 93 in the hospital May 27 and died this past Sunday.

The BAFTA-winning performer is best known for playing Count Dooku in the Star Warsfilms, the wizard Saruman in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit blockbusters, the Bond villain Francisco Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun and Lord Summerisle in the 1973 version of The Wicker Man. He also played Count Dracula in numerous Hammer Horror films in the 1950s and ’60s. His other credits include theTim Burton movies Alice in Wonderland and Sleepy Hollow.

He is survived by Birgit, his wife of more than 50 years, and their daughter Christina.


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