Jun 11, 2015 09:43 AM EST

Christopher Lee Passes Away at 93

Christopher Lee Passes Away at 93
Christopher Lee, who had an impressive and prolific acting career, has died. He was 93.

Lee began his career in 1947 with a film titled "Corridor of Mirrors". He is most known for his portrayal of Dracula, starring in 10 films as the count.  He also starred in other horror films such as "The Mummy", "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", "I, Monster" and "The Creeping Flesh, to name a few. A newer generation of fans would come to know him from his work in the "Lord of the Rings" as Saruman and in "Star Wars" as Count Dooku. In total, he starred in over 200 films. He was also known for his heavy metal music career that didn't begin until he was in his 80s.

Lee leaves behind his wife of 53 years, Birgit Kroencke, a daughter named Christina.
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