Open Thread: RIP Christopher Lee

Today comes the news that Sir Christopher Lee has passed away at 93 from a respiratory illness.

I’ll have a longer post later.



8 Responses to “Open Thread: RIP Christopher Lee”

  1. peacetrainjedi Says:

    One of the greatest actors to ever grace this Earth. His film roles are legendary, and he truly lived a full life, staying active in film, music, and more well into his 80s and 90s. His powerful screen presence and remarkably rich, deep voice will be remembered as long as films endure.

    I loved watching his Christmas message videos he made for his fans on his YouTube channel where he would reflect at length on his personal life, his career, and talk about what projects he had in the works.

    Christopher Lee exuded warmth, nobility, class, and a dedication to his craft. Seeing him on-screen and in interviews always makes me smile. Rest in Peace, Christopher Lee.

  2. Adam D. Bram (The Nilbog) Says:

    The passing of a legend. One of my favorite actors gone. You will be missed.

  3. Keith Palmer Says:

    I could probably have been better familiar with his earlier work before now, but I had been reflecting a bit of late on his Star Wars character and even contemplating trying to write some “analysis” worthy of being linked to here. That still-hypothetical work becoming “commemorative” does sadden me in a certain way.

  4. M. Marshall Says:

    Star Trek fans lost a legend and now Star Wars fans lose a legend. One of the best scenes in AOTC is when he reveals the Sith to Obi-Wan. We’ll miss you Mr. Lee.

  5. jarjarbacktattooguy Says:

    I loved all the old school British actors and their usage of the Queens English. Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness…what distinguished actors. What great voices! Star Wars is what it is because of their elegance.

    Chris Lee’s Dracula movies are certainly very stylish, very sexy, and the most fun that character has ever been. For those who only knew Lee from LOTR and the Prequels please check these out as well as many of his other films from the 60s and 70s. He was in so many good films, it’s hard to know where to start.

    Clearly Lucas was a fan of the Hammer films’ Dracula series and we should be so thankful to him for bringing legends like Cushing and Lee to a new generation and cementing their legacies in film history.

  6. bansheegun Says:

    That post on the official Star Wars Facebook page got over 60,000 likes. This man was a legend and, clearly, was adored by many. I’ll never forget when I realized “Saruman” was in both Lord of The Rings AND Star Wars. I would have loved to met him, everyone said he had amazing stories he would tell. Here’s to hoping Count Dooku one day gets the Plaguies/Tarkin treatment and gets his own origin novel. You will be missed, Sir Lee.

  7. Heidi Says:

    I’m going to miss knowing he was still alive at such a ripe and golden age. Now that he’s gone my next viewing of SW or LOTR will be accompanied with definite sadness. He will be missed.

  8. Rynn Says:

    it is sad to hear of his passing, he was the first ever Dracula i had ever watched. its really sad knowing your favorite actor has more Bright Light in this world has gone out. thoughts and prayers being sent to his family. R.I.P. Sir Christopher Lee

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