Christopher Plummer, Sound of Music Actor, dies at 91

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Actor Christopher Plummer attends the “The Exception” photocall during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at the Elgin Theatre, in Toronto, Canada, on September 15, 2016. (Photo by Anthony Behar) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field *** (Newscom TagID: sipaphotossix449886.jpg) [Photo via Newscom]

On Friday, Feb. 5, Canadian actor Christopher Plummer passed away at age 91. According to his wife, Elaine Taylor, Plummer suffered a head injury upon a fall, but he passed away peacefully in his home. 

 

Plummer has appeared in 119 films, 71 television series and 17 theatre productions. From these projects, Plummer has been nominated for 63 awards and has won 25 of them, including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film “Beginners” and two Tony Awards. He is most well-known for his role as Captain Georg von Trapp in the film, “The Sound of Music”. Some of his other notable roles are Harlan Thrombey in “Knives Out” and Charles Muntz in the animated film, “Up”.

 

Many actors and filmmakers have released tributes to the late actor. Dame Julie Andrews released a statement saying, “The world has lost a consummate actor today and I have lost a cherished friend. I treasure the memories of our work together and all the humor and fun we shared through the years.” 

 

Ana de Armas, who starred alongside Plummer in “Knives Out” has also offered her condolences, saying “Thank you for your laughter, your warmth, your talent…the vitamins when I got sick, your patience, your partnership and your company.”

 

It is clear how much of an impact Plummer has left on the world through his performances and contributions to the world. He will be missed by many of his fans. Our condolences and prayers are with his family and loved ones.