Oscar-winning actor Christopher Plummer has passed away. He was 91.
The legendary actor’s death was confirmed by family members, according to Deadline.
“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,” Lou Pitt, his longtime friend and manager of 46 years said in a statement. “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.”
Plummer is perhaps best known for his performance with Julie Andrews in 1965’s “The Sound of Music.”
In a 2009 interview, he recalled his friendship with Andrews after working with her on the iconic movie.
“I’m very fond of Julie,” he told NPR. “That’s the nicest thing that came out of that film for me. We have a true and great friendship. She’s an extraordinary woman, professional. I’m grateful to the film in many ways because it was such a success. It is not my favorite film, of course, because I do think it borders on mockishness.”
More recently, he won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for playing a 75-year-old widower who comes out as gay in 2012’s “Beginners.”