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Legendary actor Christopher Plummer dies at 91

Christopher Plummer, the award-winning actor known for his performance in The Sound of Music, has died at 91.

Plummer died at his home in Connecticut with his wife by his side, his family confirmed to Deadline on Friday.

In addition to playing Georg von Trapp in the classic 1965 musical The Sound of Music, Plummer starred in over 100 films throughout his decades-long career. When he won an Academy Award in 2012 for his performance in Beginners, he became the oldest actor to win a competitive Oscar, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Plummer also won two Tony Awards and two Emmys.

More recently, Plummer earned another Academy Award nomination for his performance in Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World, in which he replaced disgraced star Kevin Spacey in reshoots, and he also played the patriarch of the Thrombey family in the murder mystery Knives Out.

"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," Plummer's friend and manager told Deadline. "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."