It has sadly been announced that Canadian-born Oscar winning actor Christopher Plummer was confirmed dead at age 91. He died this Friday in his home located in Connecticut.
According to an official statement from his friend and manager Lou Pitt via Variety:
“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,” said Lou Pitt. “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.”
This is incredibly sad news, as not only has Christopher Plummer been acting for decades – but he continued to see success with his career even in recent years. In fact, he won the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role award with his performance in the 2010 movie Beginners. What’s more, his career still continued to boom in even more recent years. For example, he gave a stellar performance in the brilliant 2019 film Knives Out. But these are only a few titles from over 200 credits he earned throughout his career.
Christopher Plummer’s performances can also be found in films such as The Sound of Music, Waterloo, The Return of the Pink Panther, Murder by Decree, An American Tail, Star Trek IV, Malcolm X, 12 Monkeys, The Insider, A Beautiful Mind, National Treasure, Alexander, Inside Man, Up, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. And that’s not to forget his performances in a variety of horror genre films like Vampire in Venice, Dolores Claiborne, and Dracula 2000. He even recently gave the lore of H.P. Lovecraft a shot by voicing Dr. Jeffrey West in Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom and its sequel Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom.
All in all, Christopher Plummer was a talented actor and one with a career that will most certainly be remembered. He’s survived by both his wife Elaine Taylor and his daughter Amanda Plummer.