Christopher Plummer, best known for his role as Captain Von Trapp in the movie thriller, “The Sound of Music,” has died. Reports quoting Variety said Plummer died on Friday (05/02/2021) morning. He was aged 91. He passed away at his home in Connecticut with his wife by his side.
Plummer had an extensive award-winning career across film, television, and theater. He made his Broadway debut in 1954 and won over audience 12 years later alongside Julie Andrews in “The Sound of Music.” He starred in other major movies like “Waterloo,” “The Man Who Would Be King,” “Malcolm X,” and “A Beautiful Mind.”
He claimed an Academy Award at age 82 for his supporting performance in “Beginners”. In the film, he acted as an elderly man who comes out of the closet as gay after his wife’s death. His longtime friend and manager Lou Pitt who announced his death Friday said:
“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.”