Is Christopher Lee Living or Dead?

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British actor and singer

Christopher Lee is ...

Dead
Born 27 May 1922 in Belgravia
Died 7 Jun 2015 in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Age93 years
Correction?
Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee at the Berlin International Film Festival 2013

About Christopher Lee

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee (27 May 1922 – 7 June 2015) was an English character actor, singer, and author. With a career spanning nearly 70 years, Lee was well known for portraying villains and became best known for his role as Count Dracula in a sequence of Hammer Horror films. His other film roles include Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Saruman in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) and The Hobbit film trilogy (2012–2014), and Count Dooku in the second and third films of the Star Wars prequel trilogy (2002 & 2005). Lee was knighted for services to drama and charity in 2009, received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2011, and received the BFI Fellowship in 2013. Lee considered his best performance to be that of Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the biopic Jinnah (1998), and his best film to be the British horror film The Wicker Man (1973). He frequently appeared opposite Peter Cushing in Hammer Horror films, and late in his career had roles in six Tim Burton films. Always noted as an actor for his deep, strong voice, Lee was also known for his singing ability, recording various opera and musical pieces between 1986 and 1998, and the symphonic metal album Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross in 2010, after having worked with several metal bands since 2005. The heavy metal follow-up Charlemagne: The Omens of Death was released on 27 May 2013, Lee's 91st birthday. He was honoured with the "Spirit of Metal" award at the 2010 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards ceremony. Lee died from complications of respiratory problems and heart failure on the morning of 7 June 2015, at the age of 93.

He is also known as Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee and Christopher Frank Carandini Lee.

Death

Lee died at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on 7 June 2015 at 8:30 am after being admitted for respiratory problems and heart failure, shortly after celebrating his 93rd birthday. His wife delayed the public announcement until 11 June, in order to break the news to their family.

Following Lee's death, fans, friends, actors, directors, and others involved in the film industry publicly gave their personal tributes. The UK Prime Minister David Cameron called Lee a “titan of the golden age of cinema”. He was also honored by the Academy at the 88th Academy Awards on 28 February 2016 in the annual In Memoriam section.

Films

Christopher Lee has worked on the following films:

The Golden Compass
2007 fantasy film by Chris Weitz
2007
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
2014 epic fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson
2014
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
2005 film by Tim Burton
2005
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
2012 film directed by Peter Jackson
2012
Sleepy Hollow
1999 film by Tim Burton
1999
Hugo
2011 historical drama film
2011
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
2002 science fiction film
2002
Dark Shadows
2012 film by Tim Burton
2012
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2002 film directed by Peter Jackson
2002
The Man with the Golden Gun
1974 film by Guy Hamilton
1974
The Wicker Man
1973 film by Robin Hardy
1973
Gremlins 2: The New Batch
1990 horror comedy film
1990
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
2008 film by Dave Filoni
2008
1941
1979 period comedy film
1979
Season of the Witch
2011 film by Brett Ratner, Dominic Sena
2011
Mio in the Land of Faraway
1987 fantasy-adventure film
1987
Dracula
1958 British horror film by Terence Fisher
1958
The Battle of the River Plate
1956 film by Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
1956
The Greatest Story Ever Told
1965 film by George Stevens, David Lean
1965
Burke & Hare
2010 British black comedy film
2010
Moulin Rouge
1952 British drama film by John Huston
1952
The Wicker Tree
2011 film by Robin Hardy
2011
The Blood Demon
German horror movie
1967
Dracula A.D. 1972
1972 film by Alan Gibson
1972
The Curse of Frankenstein
1957 film by Terence Fisher
1957
The Cockleshell Heroes
1955 film by José Ferrer
1955
Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.
1951 film by Raoul Walsh
1951
Beat Girl
1960 film by Edmond T. Gréville
1960
Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf
1985 horror film directed by Philippe Mora, as a sequel to the 1981 film The Howling
1986
Horror Express
1972 Spanish/British horror film
1972
Scott of the Antarctic
1948 film by Charles Frend
1948
The Hound of the Baskervilles
1959 film by Terence Fisher
1959
Airport '77
1977 disaster film
1977
The Magic Christian
1969 film by Joseph McGrath
1969
Taste the Blood of Dracula
1970 film by Peter Sasdy
1970
The Return of the Musketeers
1989 film by Richard Lester
1989
Count Dracula
1970 film by Jesús Franco
1970
Dracula: Prince of Darkness
1966 British horror film
1966
The Three Musketeers
1973 film by Richard Lester
1973
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
1970 film by Billy Wilder
1970
The Mummy
1959 film by Terence Fisher
1959
The Four Musketeers
1974 film by Richard Lester
1974
Glorious 39
2009 British war film
2009
The Crimson Pirate
1952 film by Robert Siodmak
1952
The Satanic Rites of Dracula
1973 film by Alan Gibson
1973
Jinnah
1998 film by Jamil Dehlavi
1998
The Whip and the Body
1963 film by Mario Bava
1963
Scars of Dracula
1970 film by Roy Ward Baker
1970
Return from Witch Mountain
1978 film by John Hough
1978
Julius Caesar
1970 film by Stuart Burge
1970
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave
1968 film by Freddie Francis
1968
Nutcracker Fantasy
1979
La Révolution française
1989 film directed by Robert Enrico and Richard T. Heffron
1989
The Dark Avenger
1955 film by Henry Levin
1955
Ten Little Indians
1965 film by George Pollock
1965
The Stupids
1996 film by John Landis
1996
The Devil Rides Out
1968 British horror film
1968
The Oblong Box
1969 film by Gordon Hessler
1969
Starship Invasions
1977 film by Edward Hunt
1977
Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
1965 film by Freddie Francis
1965
Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace
1962 film by Terence Fisher
1962
Tale of the Mummy
1998 British-American horror film
1998
Night Train to Lisbon
2013 film by Bille August
2013
She
1965 film by Robert Day
1965
Hannie Caulder
1971 film by Burt Kennedy
1971
Bitter Victory
1957 film by Nicholas Ray
1957
The House That Dripped Blood
1970 film by Peter Duffell
1970
Trottie True
1949 film by Brian Desmond Hurst
1949
Police Academy: Mission to Moscow
1994 film by Alan Metter
1994
Scream and Scream Again
1969 film by Gordon Hessler
1969
The City of the Dead
1960 film by John Llewellyn Moxey
1960
Innocents in Paris
1953 film by Gordon Parry
1953
Castle of the Living Dead
1964 film by Lorenzo Sabbatini, Luciano Ricci
1964
Ill Met by Moonlight
1957 film by Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
1957
The Resident
2011 film by Antti Jokinen
2011
The Face of Fu Manchu
1965 film by Don Sharp
1965
Hercules in the Haunted World
1961 film by Mario Bava
1961
Storm Over the Nile
1955 film by Zoltan Korda, Terence Young
1955
Circle of Iron
1978 film by Richard Moore
1978
Rasputin, the Mad Monk
1966 film by Don Sharp
1966
House of the Long Shadows
1983 film by Pete Walker
1983
The Creeping Flesh
1973 film by Freddie Francis
1973
Boogie Woogie
film of 2009
2009
Night of the Big Heat
1967 film by Terence Fisher
1967
The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll
1960 horror film
1960
Dracula and Son
1976 film by Édouard Molinaro
1976
To the Devil a Daughter
1976 film by Peter Sykes
1976
The Return of Captain Invincible
1983 film by Philippe Mora
1983
Five Golden Dragons
1967 film by Jeremy Summers
1967
Triage
2009 film by Danis Tanović
2009
The Virgin of Nuremberg
1963 film by Antonio Margheriti
1963
Bear Island
1979 British-Canadian thriller film
1979
Circus of Fear
1966 film by Werner Jacobs, John Llewellyn Moxey
1966
The Gorgon
1964 film by Terence Fisher
1964
The Terror of the Tongs
1961 film by Anthony Bushell
1961
An Eye for an Eye
1981 American action film
1981
A Tale of Two Cities
1958 film by Ralph Thomas
1958
The Skull
1965 British horror film
1965
Curse of the Crimson Altar
1968 film by Vernon Sewell
1968
Too Hot to Handle
1960 film by Terence Young
1960
The Blood of Fu Manchu
1968 film by Jesús Franco
1968
The Devil's Daffodil
1961 film by Ákos Ráthonyi
1961
I, Monster
1971 British horror film
1971
The Puzzle of the Red Orchid
1962 film by Helmut Ashley
1962
Crypt of the Vampire
1964 film by Camillo Mastrocinque
1964
The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby
2005 film by John Henderson
2005
The Man Who Could Cheat Death
1959 film by Terence Fisher
1959
Corridors of Blood
1958 film by Robert Day
1958
Taste of Fear
1961 film by Seth Holt
1961
Killer Force
1976 film by Val Guest
1976
Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse
2004 French film
2004
Death Line
1972 film by Gary Sherman
1972
The Rainbow Thief
1990 film by Alejandro Jodorowsky
1990
Corridor of Mirrors
1948 film by Terence Young
1948
Arabian Adventure
1979 film by Kevin Connor
1979
The Devil-Ship Pirates
1964 film by Don Sharp
1964
Uncle Was a Vampire
1959 film by Stefano Vanzina
1959
The Castle of Fu Manchu
1969 film by Jesús Franco
1969
The Brides of Fu Manchu
1966 film by Don Sharp
1966
Hollywood Chinese
2007 documentary film by Arthur Dong
2007
Caravans
1978 film by James Fargo
1978
Eve
1968 thriller film
1968
That Lady
1955 film by Terence Young
1955
Prelude to Fame
1950 film by Fergus McDonell
1950
The Keeper
1976 film by Thomas Y. Drake
1976
Cuadecuc, vampir
1970 film by Pere Portabella
1970
The Hands of Orlac
1960 film by Edmond T. Gréville
1960
Battle of the V-1
1958 film by Vernon Sewell
1958
One More Time
1970 film by Jerry Lewis
1970
Umbracle
1972 film by Pere Portabella
1972
The Vengeance of Fu Manchu
1967 film by Jeremy Summers
1967
The Girl from Nagasaki
2013 film by Michel Comte
2013
The Rosebud Beach Hotel
1984 film by Harry Hurwitz
1984
The Traitor
1957 film by Michael McCarthy
1957
The Salamander
1981 thriller film
1981
One Night with You
1948 film by Terence Young
1948
Albino
1976 film by Jürgen Goslar
1976
The Passage
1979 film by J. Lee Thompson
1979
Beyond Mombasa
1956 film by George Marshall
1956
Funny Man
film
1994
The Pirates of Blood River
1962 film by John Gilling
1962
L'avaro
1990 film by Tonino Cervi
1990
Katarsis
1963
Jackpot
1992 film by Mario Orfini
1992
Nothing But the Night
1972 film by Peter Sasdy
1972
A Song for Tomorrow
1948, Drama film
1948
Dark Places
1973 British horror film
1973
Jaguar Lives!
1979 film by Ernest Pintoff
1979
The Heavy
film of 2010
2010
A Feast at Midnight
1995 film by Justin Hardy
1995
Babes in Bagdad
1952 American film by Edgar George Ulmer, Jerónimo Mihura Santos
1952
End of the World
1977 film by John Hayes
1977
Safari 3000
1982 film by Harry Hurwitz
1982
Port Afrique
1956 film by Rudolph Maté
1956
Theatre of Death
1967 film
1967
The Girl
1987 British-Swedish film by Arne Mattsson
1987
Mask of Murder
1985 film by Arne Mattsson
1985
The Witch Hunter of Blackmoor
1969 film by Jesús Franco
1969
Eugenie... the Story of Her Journey Into Perversion
1969 film by Jesús Franco
1969
Shogun Mayeda
1991 film by Gordon Hessler
1991
Meatcleaver Massacre
1977