Christopher Plummer, who is lauded for his stellar performance in ‘The Sound of Music’ as Captain von Trapp has gone to eternal rest. The actor breathed his last at the age of 91 at his residence in Connecticut along with his wife Elaine Taylor on his side. The legendary Hollywood star was the oldest actor to win an Oscar in 2012 for the film Beginners.
Lou Pitt the actor’s beloved friend and manger who had worked with him in close association for 46 long years was also present in his last moments. He was quoted saying to a source, “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. He will forever be with us.”
The Canadian actor commenced his acting career from his debut movie Broadway released in 1954. He had set his heart on playing character roles over central roles. A career that spans in decades, he went on to win many accolades such as two Primetime Emmy Awards for Arthur Hailey’s the Moneychangers and Madeline and two Tony awards for his work in Cyrano and Barrymore. Also, he was nominated for Oscars for ‘All the Money’ in the World released in 2017. Interestingly, the actor had replaced Kevin Spacey in the same.
In the wake of Plummer’s death his co-star from ‘The Sound of Music’,Julie Andrews losh her ‘cherished friend’ as she lovingly called him. According to a source the actor while takling about his demise said “The world has lost a consummate actor today and I have lost a cherished friend,” she said. “I treasure the memories of our work together and all the humor and fun we shared through the years. My heart and condolences go out to his lovely wife Elaine, and his daughter Amanda.”
Many fans and famous personalities took to social media to mourn over actor’s death. Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minster took to Twitter to offer his condolences and wrote: “We’ve lost one of our most iconic and beloved actors. From the Stratford Festival to “The Sound of Music” to “Star Trek,” and countless other performances, Christopher Plummer gave life to so many characters we love and cherish – and always performed with gravitas and heart.”
The man who featured in a hundred movies is well known for Spike Lee’s Malcolm X (1992), Terrence Malick’s The New World (2005) Rian Johnson’s Knives Out (2019), and Todd Robinson’s The Last Full Measure (2019).