Christopher Plummer, Oscar Winner and ‘Sound of Music’ Star, Dies at 91

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Oscar-winning actor Christopher Plummer, the legendary actor known for his role in The Sound of Music, has died at the age of 91.

“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,” Lou Pitt, his longtime friend and manager told Variety. “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 was best known for playing Captain von Trapp in“The Sound of Music.” He also won an Oscar in 2012 for his supporting turn in the film “Beginners.”  Fans will also remember his performances in “The Insider,” “12 Monkeys,” “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country” and “A Beautiful Mind,” and heard his memorable voice in “Up,” “An American Tale” and the “Madeline” TV series.