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Rest in peace Actor Christopher Plummer: Oscar-winning hero has died at 91

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Actor Christopher Plummer who is widely known for “The Sound of Music” has died at the age of 91. The acclaimed Canadian actor died at his home in Connecticut. The US’s ABC News confirmed from Plummer’s manager that he died with Elaine Taylor, his wife and best friend of 53 years, by his side.

Lou Pitt, manager of Christopher Plummer and his longtime friend, 46 years said with ABC News “Chris was an extraordinary man who deeply respected and loved his work with great old fashion manners, self-deprecating humour and the music of words. 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”

Christopher Plummer’s life

Christopher Plummer’s birthplace is Toronto. He is the single child of Isabella Mary and John Orme Plummer. His father worked as secretary to the dean of sciences at McGill University. Besides this, his mother was the granddaughter of Sir John Abbott, Canadian Prime Minister.

He was raised up in his mother’s family home as his parents separated shortly after his birth. He did his first dramatic role as Mr Darcy in “Pride and Prejudice.” Herbert Whittaker, stage director in Montreal Repertory Theatre, saw his performance and cast him as Oedipus in Cocteau’s “The Infernal Machine” at the age of 18.

Christopher Plummer started his career on stage with a film debut, 1958’s “Stage Struck“. After this, his movie career went successful for more than 6 decades. However, he continued performing on stage after becoming a successful movie actor. In 2010, he got into the Oscar nomination for the first time for the role of Leo Tolstoy in “The Last Station.” He was 80 years that time. He couldn’t win Oscar at that time. He achieved Academy Award for best supporting actor in “Beginners” after two years when he was 82 years old. He has achieved many other awards such as BAFTA Award, SAG Award, 2 Tony Awards, 2 Emmy Awards, and a Globe Awards.

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Christopher Plummer worked for several films such as  “Murder by Decree,” “The Return of the Pink Panther,”  “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus,”  “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and “Knives Out.” “All the Money in the World,” A Beautiful Mind,”.

However, Plummer always remained in the heart of the audiences as the patriarch of the singing von Trapp family, starring alongside Julie Andrews in the 1965 hit musical “The Sound of Music.”

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