(FreedomJournal.org)- Christopher Plummer, the 91-year-old actor known for his role I “All the Money in the World” and “Sound of Music,” sadly died this week.
Lou Pitt, Plummer’s managed, told the press that the legendary actor passed away in his Connecticut home with his wife, Elaine Taylor.
Plummer received an outpouring of support online from fans and fellow actors.
A gentleman whose name is Christopher Plummer died today. He was what I call a friend. What is the definition of a friend? Somebody you know intimately whose every breath and every thought that is so much like yours or can a friend be someone whose life is… pic.twitter.com/VodBKXm5Uz
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 5, 2021
— Tika Sumpter (@iamtikasumpter) February 5, 2021
85-year-old Dame Julie Andrews issued a heart-warming tribute to her former co-star, describing how she will “treasure the memories of our work together and all the humour and fun we shared through the years.”
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.♥️ pic.twitter.com/hDV3q1opzJ
— The Sound of Music (@SoundofMusic) February 5, 2021
“My heart and condolences go out to his lovely wife Elaine and his daughter Amanda,” she said. “The world has lost a consummate actor today and I have lost a cherished friend.”
Plummer, a Canadian actor who played Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, has won several awards for his acting even into later life. In 2012 he won an Oscar for his role in the movie “Beginners” and was also nominated for Oscars in “All the Money in the World” in 2018 and “The Last Station” in 2010.
Plummer also starred as a Klingon in the sixth Star Trek movie and famously played the role of “Mike Wallace,” a television news anchor on the 1999 movie “The Insider.”
Plummer’s manager Lou Pitt, who had represented him for 46 years, said he is an “extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession.”