The legendary Canadian-born actor Christopher Plummer has sadly passed away at the age of 91 at his home in Connecticut. Plummer was best known for his role as Captain Von Trapp in the Oscar-winning musical The Sound of Music.
Plummer was not only a brilliant film actor, but also a renowned Shakespearean performer and singer. During his career, he won two Tony awards for his roles in Cyrano and Barrymore, and made Oscar history by becoming the oldest actor to win an Academy Award for his supporting role in Beginners in 2012.
Lou Pitt, Plummer’s long-time friend and manager, said, “Chris was an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession with great old fashioned 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.”
Plummer stayed busy throughout his career and performed in multiple musicals and plays throughout the years. Once, the renowned critic Kohn Simon said of Plummer’s hypnotic singing voice that, “in its chamois mode, can polish mirrors.”
Our hearts go out to Plummer’s family and friends during this difficult time.