You will be missed, Christopher Lee
The news this morning of the passing of Sir Christopher Lee made me sit up in bed & shout out to my wife that an acting legend had passed away. Apparently, his passing was on Saturday, but his wife asked for the media not to release the news until all of his immediate family was notified.
My first introduction to Christopher Lee was the Hammer horror film, Dracula. Lee was essentially type cast and didn’t see much work until Tim Burton cast him in Sleepy Hollow. Burton worked with Lee on many of his other films such as the re-make of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland. From there, he saw a resurgence in his career and was cast as the unforgettable Saruman the White in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit trilogies. Lee also went on to star in Lucas’ Star Wars films as Count Dooku/Darth Tyrannus. I’m glad that this generation’s youth was exposed to Lee’s amazing body of work. You will be missed, Christopher Lee. May you find peace now.