Christopher Plummer has passed away peacefully at his home, it has been confirmed. The Candian actor had a leading role in 1965 classic musical, The Sound of Music.
The actor passed away at his home in Connecticut with his wife by his side.
A statement from his manager said: “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.
“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.
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“He will forever be with us.”
Christopher Plummer net worth
Christopher reportedly had a fortune of $20million, or around £14million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
He earned his wealth working as an actor and a voiceover artist.
Christopher had an impressive career behind him, and first began working in film more than 70 years ago.
He gained recognition for performance in film, television and in threatre.
The actor made his debut on Broadway in 1954 and starred in a selection of products including Macbeth and King Lear.
Christopher’s first appeared on screen in 1958 in the American drama Stage Struck.
In 1965, he landed the role of Captain Georg von Trapp in The Sound of Music.
He played the leading character across from Julie Andrews and the film made him a favourite actor for many.
Since then, Christopher starred in films including Waterloo, The Execption, Malcolm X, A Beautiful Mind and The New World.
The talented star also did some voiceover work for productions in the 1980s and 1990s.
He continued to act through the decades and most recently had a role across from Daniel Craig in Knives Out, which was released in 2019.
Christopher was recognised many times for his acting talents and had a collection of awards to show for it.
He had an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards and a Golden Globe Award, among others.
When winning the Academy Award in 2010, Christopher became the oldest person to have made the achievement.