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Oscar-winning actor Christopher Plummer dies

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Published: 16:44, 6 February 2021   Update: 16:45, 6 February 2021
Oscar-winning actor Christopher Plummer dies

Legendary actor Christopher Plummer has been passed away. He was 91.

The actor who starred in films including “The Sound of Music” and “Beginners,” died on Friday morning at his home in Connecticut, said Lou Pitt, his longtime friend, and manager.

His wife, Elaine Taylor, said the cause was a blow to the head as a result of a fall.

Plummer spent the past nearly 70 years as a stalwart of stage and screen, including more than 200 films and TV shows. He is best known for starring as Captain George Von Trapp opposite Julie Andrews’ Maria in Robert Wise’s 1965 classic The Sound of Music. The beloved musical won five Academy Awards including Best Picture, beating David Lean’s Doctor Zhivago, among others. The movie’s soundtrack, which features such classic songs as “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and the title track, spent two weeks at No, 1 in the U.S. and an astounding 109 weeks — more than two years — in the top 10.

He won his Oscar for the 2010 film Beginners and most recently was Oscar nominated for the Ridley Scott-directed All the Money in the World._Agencies.