Fans and friends of Christopher Plummer have paid tribute after the star died at the age of 91.
The Oscar winner, who starred in the Sound Of Music, died at home in Conneticut with his wife Elaine Taylor by his side.
Tributes poured in after the star’s manager, Lou Pitt, confirmed the news in a statement shared with Deadline.
‘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 said.
‘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.’
Among the first to pay tribute, Piers Morgan wrote: ‘RIP Christopher Plummer, 91. Sound of Music star and a wonderful actor. Sad news.’
Joseph Gordon-Levitt added: ‘Christopher Plummer… one of the greats. <3’, while the official Oscars account added: ‘Christopher Plummer beguiled audiences across generations in memorable roles from Captain von Trapp in “The Sound of Music” to Harlan Thrombey in “Knives Out.” He worked steadily for 60+ years, winning a Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2012 for “Beginners.” He will be missed.’
The Sound Of Music account also paid tribute: ‘We’re saddened to hear of Christopher Plummer’s passing. His legacy as our Captain will live on in THE SOUND OF MUSIC forever. Our thoughts are with his loved ones during this time.’
Lost star Daniel Dae Kim added: ‘One of the many reasons to love #ChristopherPlummer. We watched the #SoundOfMusic so much when I was a boy that he and the Von Trapps felt like family. Rest In Peace, legend.’
Plummer’s career began in 1953, appearing in a production of Nina, before making his small screen debut that same year.
He found worldwide fame in 1965, playing Captain von Trapp in the Sound of Music alongside Julie Andrews.
Other credits include Knives Out, A Beautiful Mind, 12 Monkeys and The Lake House, and won the best supporting actor Oscar in 2011 for romantic comedy Beginners, and remains the oldest actor to win an Academy award.
One of his last screen roles came in All the Money in the World, when he replaced Kevin Spacey in the Ridley Scott-directed flick.
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