The 91 years old Canadian-born actor Christopher Plummer died at his home in Connecticut at early hours of Friday morning, Feb 5, the family confirmed.
The Canadian living legend has had an incredible career that has spanned nearly seven decades across stage, movies and television.
Most of us know him from his beloved role in The Sound of Music, but his career didn’t begin there! He started on stage, making his Broadway debut in 1953 in The Starcross Story, then found theatre success in Stratford in 1956, when he starred in the title role in Henry V.
He’s been the recipient of nearly every award there is to win, with an Academy Award, a Genie Award, two Emmys, two Tonys, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a BAFTA.
He won an Oscar in 2012 for his supporting turn in the film “Beginners,” becoming the oldest actor ever to win the Academy Award for supporting actor.
He is popularly known from the “The Insider,” “12 Monkeys,” “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country” and “A Beautiful Mind,” movies and he contributed voices for “Up,’ “An American Tale” and the “Madeline” TV series.
Rest in power Plummer.