Thursday, June 11, 2015


Christopher Lee, horror master and renowned film villain, dies at 93
Lee, 93, died Sunday, the spokesman for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea said. Lee initially made his name in horror films, playing Count Dracula and Frankenstein in a series films for Britain’s Hammer studios from the 1950s until the 1970s.

He had numerous movie and TV roles beginning in 1948, including more than 150 on film, often as a villain. In one such role, he appeared as James Bond’s nemesis Francisco Scaramanga in 1974’s “The Man with the Golden Gun.”

His more recent film credits include the menacing Saruman in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and fallen Jedi knight Count Dooku in the “Star Wars” prequels.

In his last few years, the white-haired actor took to a tongue-in-cheek heavy metal career, releasing the holiday albums “A Heavy Metal Christmas” and “A Heavy Metal Christmas Too” in 2012 and 2013.

He earned a number of high honors in a film career reaching nearly seven decades, including being named a knight of the British Empire in 2009.

Christopher Lee was the best ally evil ever had.

He battled on behalf of the forces of darkness against Obi-Wan Kenobi and James Bond, Dr. Van Helsing and Gandalf, Sherlock Holmes, Victor Frankenstein and the Four Musketeers.
Real classic horror fans will remember him fondly.
You'll be truly missed Count Dracula!