Sounds of Music star, Christopher Plummer dies at 91. Canadian-born actor Christopher Plummer has died at his home in Connecticut.
The actor who starred in films including “The Sound of Music” died on Friday morning, Feb 5, He was 91.
The news was confirmed by his family, who said he died peacefully at home in Connecticut with his 53-year-old companion, Elaine Taylor, by his side.
Lou Pitt, his longtime friend and manager of 46 years, 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. He touched all of our hearts through his art and kindness and his legendary life will continue for all centuries to come. He’ll be with us forever.’
Plummer was best known for playing Captain von Trapp in the Oscar-winning musical “The Sound of Music.” He also won an Oscar in 2012 for his supporting turn in the film “Beginners,” becoming the oldest actor ever to receive a supporting actor Academy Award.
With two Tony Awards, Plummer had a long and acclaimed career on stage.. In films, he was also known for “The Insider,” “12 Monkeys,” “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country” and “A Beautiful Mind,” and he contributed voices for “Up,’ “An American Tale” and the “Madeline” TV series.