Christopher Plummer, nonagenarian famous for Sound of Music has passed on at the age of 91.
Plummer died on Friday morning at his home in Connecticut.
“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,” said Lou Pitt, his longtime friend and manager of 46 years. “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.”
Plummer has had a stellar career, spanning the course of seven decades and has in that time received many notable awards, including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a British Academy Film Award; he is one of the few performers to have received the Triple Crown of Acting, and the only Canadian.
He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor at the age of 82 for Beginners (2010), becoming the oldest person to win an acting award, and he received a nomination at the age of 88 for All the Money in the World, making him the oldest person to be nominated in an acting category.
According to a close source, Plummer died on Friday after he slumped and fell at his Weston home in Connecticut.
Plummer who is of Canadian origin was married three times. He has a daughter, Amanda Plummer, also an actress, with his first wife, Tammy Grimes. After his marriage with Grimes ended after just four years, Plummer married his second wife, a journalist, Patricia Lewis in 1962.
He then married actress, Elaine Taylor in 1970 and lived with her till his passing today, 5th February, 2021.