The veteran actor Sir Christopher Lee had played many an iconic character in several hit films. His long and impressive career included Star Wars Episode II, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Man with the Golden Gun and more.
Lee passed away in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London on Sunday after suffering from respiratory problems.
The family decided to delay releasing the news to the public because his wife wanted to inform family members first. Christopher Lee had been knighted in 2009. He also had to his credit several Guinness World Records.
According to Lee, his role as Jinnah in a movie of the same name “had the best reviews I’ve ever had in my entire career – as a film and as a performance.”
What is perhaps lesser-known about Sir Christopher Lee is that he was a prolific metal guitarist. In 2013, he became the oldest performer to chart on the US Billboard countdown with his track ‘Jingle Hell’. His last film ‘Angels in Notting Hill’ is yet to be released.
In 2014, Sir Christopher Lee released a heavy metal mini album ‘Metal Knight’ for his 92nd birthday.
Tributes have been flooding in since the news was made public: