At the age of 93, Sir Christopher Lee passed away on Sunday, June 7th at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London. Lee was best known for his portrayals of Count Dracula, Count Dooku from the Star Wars prequels, and Saruman from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.
His passing hit many people hard, from legends…
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) June 16, 2015
… to his many fans.
It’s true, Lee was a very interesting man. In addition to his acting abilities, he had many other skills.
Sir Christopher Lee was a world champion fencer, an opera singer, and spoke six languages.
— UberFacts (@UberFacts) June 14, 2015
And thanks to time serving in Britain’s Special Air Service (I’d tell you more about them, but they’d have to kill me), Lee knows exactly what it sounds like when someone gets stabbed in the back.
Here’s Christopher Lee advising Peter Jackson about what really happens when you stab someone. http://t.co/mzISsb5A0j
— Kevin Core (@KevinCore) June 11, 2015
It turns out this BAFM also put out a heavy metal album in 2013.
— Emily McConville (@emmcconville) June 12, 2015
Rest in peace, Sir Christopher.