We have learned that beloved actor Sir Christopher Lee is dead at 93. In addition to playing in countless horror films, Lee also starred as Bond villain Scaramanga and appeared in the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings franchises. Lee also worked frequently with macabre director Tim Burton, appearing in five of the director’s films.
Lee came to prominence via his turn with Hammer Horror, where he would portray such classic monsters as Frankenstein’s monster, The Mummy and Dracula. He has a special place in the hearts of horror fans and will be deeply and profoundly missed.
The actor reportedly passed away on Sunday at Chelsea and Westminster hospital in London. He was admitted for for respiratory problems and heart failure.