Christopher Plummer, the oldest actor to win an Oscar, dies aged 91 4 months ago

Christopher Plummer, the oldest actor to win an Oscar, dies aged 91

Plummer starred in The Sound of Music, among many other popular projects.

Christopher Plummer, the oldest actor to win an Oscar, has died at the age of 91.

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The Canadian actor had a career which spanned over seven decades, which included him featuring in such high-profile films as The Sound of Music, The Man Who Would Be King and All the Money in the World.

Arguably the highlight of his career was when he won an Oscar for best supporting actor for Beginners in 2011.

Recently, he starred in Knives Out, as well as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Last Station.

His family confirmed the news, saying he died peacefully at home with his wife of 53 years, Elaine Taylor.

Lou Pitt, his friend and manager of 46 years said: "Chris was an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession with great old fashion manners, self deprecating humour and the music of words.

"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."