“The Sound of Music” Star Christopher Plummer Dies at 91

Christopher Plummer at the 90th Annual Academy Awards in 2018. Photo by ACE Pictures/REX/Shutterstock (9449128a)

Christopher Plummer, the Oscar-winning star of The Sound of Music with an impressive career spanning seven decades, died at age 91. His passing was mourned by many of his fellow actors and filmmakers who spent over half a century admiring his immense talent.

The news of Plummer’s passing was announced by his longtime friend and manager Lou Pitt, who described him as “an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession with great old fashion manners, self-deprecating humor and the music of words.”

Many of Plummer’s co-stars and fellow actors who grew up watching his movies celebrated his legacy on social media. His The Sound of Music co-star Julie Andrews sent condolences to his family, and so did Helen Mirren, Ridley Scott, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, and many more.

Plummer’s big break came with the role of Captain Georg von Trapp in The Sound of Music, but it took decades for the Canadian actor to start getting Oscar recognition. His first nomination came in 2010 with The Last Station and he went on to win two years later with Beginners.

The final chapter of Plummer’s career was one of the most impressive. The role in All the Money in the World transformed him into the oldest Academy Award nominee for acting, and he delivered another memorable performance in a 2019 crime comedy Knives Out.