‘The Sound of Music’ actor Christopher Plummer passes away at 91

Rest in peace, Christopher Plummer. 

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02/06/2021 01:57 PM
‘The Sound of Music’ actor Christopher Plummer passes away at 91
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Award-winning actor Christopher Plummer passed away on Friday, February 5 (US time) at the age of 91.

Lou Pitt, the actor's friend and manager, released a statement about the passing of the actor. 

“Chris was an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession with great old fashion manners, self deprecating humor and the music of words" he said in a report by Variety. 


He added, "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.”

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Christopher was best-known for his works in The Sound of Music, The Last Station, All the Money in the World, and Beginners, among others. 

He was the oldest actor to win an Oscar for Best supporting actor for his performance in the Beginners.

Christopher was also an Tony-award winning actor, with two trophies under his belt. 

He won Best Actor in a Musical for Cyrano in 1974 and Best Actor in a Play for Barrymore in 1977. 

His career started in the 1950s when he starred as Gerard in the road show production called Nina in 1953. He had his Canadian television debut in February 1953 in Othello.