R.I.P., Sir Christopher Lee

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LONDON - JULY 17:  (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) Actor Christopher Lee arrives at the UK Premiere of "Charlie And The Chocolate Factory" at the Odeon Leicester Square on July 17, 2005 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)


It is with a great sadness that I post the heartbreaking news of the passing of one of the greatest horror…and film in general…icons of all time, Sir Christopher Lee. Lee is better known to today’s film fans as Star Wars‘ Count Dooku and the wizard Saruman from Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit. To older generation movie buffs and horror fans, though, Lee’s legacy stretches almost 70 years since his first film role in 1948. He came to the attention of horror movie fans when he became associated with the legendary Hammer Studios playing not only Frankenstein’s monster and The Mummy, but, became renown worldwide as one of the greatest screen Dracula’s of all time…a role he played nine times. He also played Sherlock Holmes, Fu Manchu, battled James Bond and starred in far too many classics to list here. His contributions to the movie world will…

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