Hollywood legend Christopher Plummer has passed away peacefully at 91, his family confirmed to Deadline. Elaine Taylor, his wife of 53 years, was by his side. His manager and friend Lou Pitt released a statement honoring Plummer’s life and extraordinary career.
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. 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.”
Not many actors are more legendary. Whether as Captain Von Trapp in the 1956 classic The Sound of Music, J. Paul Getty in All the Money in the World or Harlam Thrombey in 2019’s Knives Out, Plummer was a go-to actor for any filmmaker in need of suave, sparkling gravitas. He took an Oscar home for his role in 2010’s Beginners and was nominated again for All the Money in the World, which he could add to his enormous among of wins and nominations of Tony Awards, as he began acting on the live stage and never fully retired from the medium. He recently published a well-received memoir called In Spite of Myself, which became a bestseller.