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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Legendary actor Christopher Plummer dead at 91

Christopher Plummer, the 91-year-old award-winning actor best known for starring in The Sound of Music, has died after an accidental fall at home.

Plummer’s wife has told authorities he was at their home in Weston, Connecticut when he fell and suffered a significant blow to the head.

Plummer’s longtime friend and manager, Lou Pitt released a statement detailing his “legendary life”.

“Chris was an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession with great old fashioned manners, self-deprecating humour and the music of words,” Pitt said.

“He was a national treasure who deeply relished his Canadian roots. Through his art and humanity, he touched all of our hearts and his legendary life will endure for all generations to come. He will forever be with us.”

Born in Toronto in 1929, and raised in Montreal, Plummer went on to become a prolific actor on both stage and screen, winning an Oscar for his role in the 2010 film, Beginners.

Plummer also earned two Emmy awards and two Tonys for his on-screen efforts.

But audiences likely knew him – and loved him – best as Captain George Von Trapp in The Sound of Music.

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