He'll truly be missed!
Sir Christopher Lee, an iconic Hollywood legend, passed away at the age of 93 on Sunday morning. There was a delay in reporting the news out of respect for Lee's wife, Birgit Kroencke, of 50 years, so that she could inform all of her family before the news broke.
It's reported that Lee was taken to London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital for respiratory problems and heart failure before his death.
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Lee was born, Christopher Frank Carandini Lee on May 27, 1922 and attended a few prep schools before heading off to Eton College and Wellington College where he studied Greek and Latin.
Lee ended up serving in the Royal Air Force and Special Forces during the second World War. It's rumored that Lee was a spy during a winter campaign in Finland, but he always stated he wanted to honor his oath of secrecy, and refused to talk about it.
Once Christopher was discharged after his decorated distinguished service, he spoke to the Italian ambassador in London, who just happened to be his uncle, and took his advice that he should try out acting. It was soon after this that Lee landed a contract with the Rank Organisation.
Christopher talked about the war versus acting in an interview and said:
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