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Oscar winner Christopher Plummer has died

The ‘Sound of Music’ star won multiple Oscars throughout his career

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Christopher Plummer poses for a portrait on July 25, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died.

Christopher Plummer poses for a portrait on July 25, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Plummer, who is the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film “The Sound of Music” and became the oldest Academy Award winner in history at age 82, has died.

Associated Press

“Sound of Music” star Christopher Plummer died Friday morning at his home in Connecticut. He was 91.

Plummer — who won Oscars for his performances in “The Sound of Music” and “Beginnings” — died on Friday, his manager confirmed to Variety.

  • “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 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 played Captain von Trapp in “The Sound of Music.” He also won an Oscar in 2021 for a supporting role in “Beginners.” The latter award made him the oldest actor to ever win an Academy Award for that category, according to Variety.

Per Deadline, Plummer had a number of roles in big films such as “Knives Out,” “National Treasure” and “Star Trek VI.

Social media praised Plummer for his performances.