Film Legend Sir Christopher Lee Of Dracula & Lord Of The Rings Dead At 93 (VIDEOS)

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RIP Christopher Lee

Sir Christopher Lee has died at the age of 93.

The actor, known for his roles as Dracula in a series of movies, died while receiving treatment for heart failure and respiratory problems.

Lee passed away at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London on Sunday morning after three weeks of treatment, but his widow decided to withhold the news until today so family and friends could be informed.

Christopher Lee in Satanic Rites Of Dracula

Sir Christopher played Dracula in a series of classic films produced by Hammer Horror, and played Bond villain Scaramanga in 1974’s The Man With the Golden Gun.

He later starred as the evil wizard Saruman in Lord of the Rings.

Sir Christopher was married for 54 years to Birgit Kroencke, a Danish former model. The couple have one daughter, Christina.

He served in the Special Forces during the Second World War, but always refused to discuss what he had done during the war, saying he was bound by an oath of secrecy.

In addition to his acting, Lee released four heavy metal albums about the medieval emperor Charlemagne at the age of 88.

By the Sword and the Cross was so well received that he was honoured with the Spirit of Metal award in the 2010 Metal Hammer Golden God awards ceremony.

R.I.P. to a great actor.

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