Christopher Plummer, Iconic ‘Sound of Music’ Actor, Dies at 91

by Clayton Edwards

Christopher Plummer iconic actor, known for his roles in films such as “The Sound of Music” passed away this morning at his home in Connecticut. Sources have not released Plummer’s cause of death.

Variety reported the “Sound of Music” star’s death earlier today.

Christopher Plummer was a star in all aspects of acting. He got his start on the stage. There, he first turned heads as the lead in “Henry V” in 1956. He would captivate theater audiences for years before crossing over to the silver screen. Other than “The Sound of Music,” which Plummer was not fond of, he had roles in such films as “12 Monkeys,” “The Insider,” and a multi-award-winning role in “Beginners”

More recently, Christopher Plummer showcased his vocal talents in the animated film “Up.” He voiced the lead character, Charles Muntz, in the critically-acclaimed and heart wrenching film.

Plummer was not just an incredibly talented actor. His long-time friend and manager, Lou Pitt, told Variety about him after his passing. Pitt said, “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.”

Today the world lost a great actor and a good man. He will be deeply missed.