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He became known for playing Count Dooku in Star Wars and Saruman in Lord of the Rings. Earlier in his career, he portrayed Count Dracula in Hammer Horror Films.
His step-cousin is the author of the James Bond spy novels, Ian Fleming. He married Birgit Kroencke in 1961 and he has a daughter named Christina.
How did Christopher Lee die?
Christopher Lee's death was caused by Heart Failure.
|Cause of death||Heart Failure|
|Age of death||93 years|
|Birthday||May 27, 1922|
|Death date||June 7, 2015|
|Place of death||Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, United Kingdom|
|Place of burial||Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Surrey Hills in England|
In 1956, the success of the Hammer films kick-started my career. That immediately gave me a name and a face to go with it. I will always be grateful to Hammer for that.Christopher Lee
The most important film I made, in terms of its subject and the great responsibility I had as an actor, was a film I did about the founder of Pakistan called ‘Jinnah.’Christopher Lee
We don’t always get the kind of work we want, but we always have a choice of whether to do it with good grace or not.Christopher Lee
It’s what you don’t see that keeps you on the edge of your seat in any kind of film – leave it to the imagination of the viewer.Christopher Lee
I associate heavy metal with fantasy because of the tremendous power that the music delivers.Christopher Lee