RIP Christopher Lee
|Brother, you ain't peddlin' vacuum...|
Actor Sir Christopher Lee, best known for playing villain characters, has died. He was 93.
The legendary actor passed away at a London hospital on Sunday after he had been hospitalized for three weeks due to respiratory problems and heart failure, the Telegraph has confirmed.His wife, who he had been married to for 50 years, waited to release the news of his death so family members could know first.His career got started in the late 1940s, and he landed what would be one of his most well-known roles in 1958, when he was Dracula.Later on he would play Lord Summerisle in “The Wicker Man,” and Saruman in the Lord of the Rings franchise. He’s known for his roles in “The Man with the Golden Gun” and the “Star Wars” prequel.
I can't believe he's gone. I half-expected him to live on forever, as a reminder to the rest of us that God does, in fact, care enough to send us the occasional epic badass. Sort of like Lemmy, from MOTORHEAD.