Christopher Plummer dead at 91 – Sound Of Music and All The Money In The World star passes away

Christopher Plummer dead at 91 – Sound Of Music and All The Money In The World star passes away

02/05/2021

SOUND of Music and All The Money In The World star Christopher Plummer has sadly passed away at the age of 91.

The Canadian's family confirmed the tragic news.


Christopher – who is best known for his appearances in The Sound of Music and Knives Out – passed away on Friday at his Connecticut home with his wife of 53 years, Elaine Taylor, by his side.

Lou Pitt, his manager of 46 years, told Deadline: "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."

Christopher was best known for his role as Captain Von Trapp in 1965's The Sound of Music.

In an interview with Vanity Fair back in 2014, he said about The Sound of Music: "As cynical as I always was about The Sound of Music, I do respect that it is a bit of relief from all the gunfire and car chases you see these days.

"It’s sort of wonderfully, old-fashionedly universal. It’s got the bad guys and the Alps; it’s got Julie [Andrews] and sentiment in bucketloads.

"Our director, dear old Bob Wise, did keep it from falling over the edge into a sea of treacle."


He was the oldest actor ever to win the Academy Award for supporting actor back in 2014 for his role in Beginners.

Some of his most famous movies also included The Insider, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, A Beautiful Mind, Up, An American Tale, and Madeline, the TV series.

Retirement was never an option for the actor, as he said during his TCL Chinese Theatres hand printing ceremony: "Retirement is just not possible.

"If I slow down now, I’ll die. I’ll drop dead."

He is survived by his third wife, Elaine, and daughter Amanda Plummer.

He was also previously married to actress Tammy Grimes and journalist Patricia Audrey Lewis.

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