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The iconic actor famous for his roles in 'Lord of the Rings', 'Star Wars' and Count Dracula in 'Hammer House Of Horror', has passed away in hospital after suffering respiratory problems.
Sources close to his family have revealed that Sir Christopher Lee died at 8.30 am on Sunday morning at London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital after being treated for respiratory problems and heart failure.
It's reported that Lady Lee, who had been married to the actor for 50 years, delayed the announcement of his death until his closest family members had been informed. Christopher also leaves behind his daughter Christina Erika Lee.
Sir Christopher Lee was presented with a knighthood by Prince Charles in 2009 for his services to drama and charity. The movie legend's career spanned six decades during which he also starred as Count Dracula in 'Hammer House Of Horror' and as one of the greatest Bond villains Scaramanga in 'Man With The Golden Gun'.
Since news of his death broke, fans, celebrities and friends of the actor have taken to twitter to pay tribute to the late actor.
A true legend has passed. Sir Christopher Lee. pic.twitter.com/MqVqxXtqda— Paddy Considine (@PaddyConsidine) June 11, 2015
Christopher Lee had one hell of a well lived life.— Rob Elliott (@Rob_Reddo) June 11, 2015
Aw man, Christopher Lee has died. End of an era – he was the last of the great Hammer stars.— Andy (@ItsAndyRyan) June 11, 2015