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Christopher Plummer, ‘The Sound of Music’ actor, dies at 91

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Christopher Plummer, a Canadian actor best known for his role as Captain Von Trapp in ‘The Sound of Music’, a 1965 movie, has passed away at the age of 91.

According to ICM partners, his agency, Plummer died peacefully on Friday at his home in Connecticut with Elaine Taylor, his wife, beside him.

Lou Pitt, his manager and friend of 46 years, who confirmed the news of his death, described him as “an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession.”

“He was a national treasure who deeply relished his Canadian roots,” Pitt said while paying tribute.

“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.”

The ‘Sound of Music’ also paid tribute to the late actor in a post on its Twitter page.

“We’re saddened to hear of Christopher Plummer’s passing. His legacy as our Captain will live on in The Sound of Music forever. Our thoughts are with his loved ones during this time,” it wrote.

Born in Toronto in December 1929, the renowned actor grew up in Montreal as the only child of his parents.

With a career that spanned over seven decades, Plummer gained recognition for his performances in film, television, and theatre.

The actor who made his film debut in ‘Stage Struck’, in 1958, was married three times.

He became the oldest actor to win an Oscar in 2012 for the movie ‘Beginners’ and also received a nomination for his role in ‘The Last Station’ in 2010 and ‘All the Money in the World’ in 2018.

He starred in several other movies including ‘The Man Who Would Be King’ (1975), ‘Knives Out, ‘The fall of the Roman Empire’ (1964),  ‘Waterloo’ (1970), ‘The man who would be King’ (1975), ‘The Insider’ (1999), ‘The Last Station’ (2009), ‘The Exception’ (2016), and ‘All the Money in the World’ (2017), among others.