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Christopher Plummer, Oscar-winning actor, dies aged 91

AFP/Connecticut
Filed on February 5, 2021 | Last updated on February 5, 2021 at 11.40 pm

The veteran actor had a career stretching back to the 1950s, but won his Oscar for best-supporting actor for 'Beginners' in 2011.

Christopher Plummer, the acclaimed Canadian actor perhaps best known for his role in "The Sound of Music," has died. He was 91.

The veteran and respected actor had a career stretching back to the 1950s, but won his Oscar for best supporting actor for 'Beginners' in 2011.

His family confirmed the news, saying he died peacefully at home in Connecticut with his wife of 53 years, Elaine Taylor, by his side.

"Chris was an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession 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," Lou Pitt, his longtime friend and manager of 46 years, said in a statement.





 
 
 
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