English actor Christopher Lee dies aged 93
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Famed English actor, singer and author died last Sunday morning in aged 93, after being admitted to for heart failure and respiratory problems. News of his death only became public on Thursday, as his wife of 54 years, Birgit Krøncke Lee, wished first to inform friends and family.
A spokesman for theconfirmed the issuing of his death certificate.
Lee first rose to prominence in the 1950s starring infilms as the classic movie monsters and and was more recently seen as in the and films as well as portraying the villainous in the films and .
In 2010 Lee released a heavy metal album titled followed by another metal album in 2013, and several collections of Heavy Metal cover songs including A Heavy Metal Christmas, A Heavy Metal Christmas Too and Metal Knight.
In 2008 Lee wasfor services to drama and charity, and in 2001 received a .
Lee is survived by his wife Birgit and daughter Christina.
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