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Sir Christopher Lee dies


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#1 Vauxhall

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 11:40 AM

Sad news being reported by the Telegraph:
http://www.telegraph...-dies-live.html

RIP

#2 sharpshooter

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 11:42 AM

What a kick in the guts.

 

What a legend.



#3 Jim

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 11:46 AM

How sad. RIP.

 

Brace yourself for a lot of "not dead, is Dracula" rubbish.



#4 thecasinoroyale

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 11:55 AM

Man this is so sad. Such a British icon.

 

:(



#5 DamnCoffee

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 11:58 AM

Truly upsetting news. A true great. 

 

 

RIP



#6 SecretAgentFan

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 12:29 PM

RIP, Sir.



#7 Turn

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 12:29 PM

What sad news to wake up to. Christopher Lee was one of those actors who just seemed he'd go on and on and this wouldn't happen, so it's especially jarring when you find out it's true. He did a lot and stayed active in his older years.

 

I appreciate the work, rest in peace.



#8 graric

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 12:29 PM

'What do you say about Man like that' seems like a somewhat appropriate quote to use when thinking about this sad event.
Only the other day I writing on another website about how Lee's charisma makes me root for Scaramunga in TMWTGG...he was so much more than just another Bond villain (and that he was Fleming's cousin certainly add's to his unique place in the franchise.)
Truely a cinematic icon, whose kind we likely not see again.



#9 Guy Haines

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 12:30 PM

Very sad news indeed. A legendary actor, the most memorable Dracula and one of the best of the Bond villains imho. Often considered by even the harshest critics of TMWTGG to be the film's redeeming feature. And of course a relative of Ian Fleming himself.

 

RIP.



#10 Royal Dalton

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 12:45 PM

R.I.P. Sir Chris.

 

And fangs for the memories.



#11 the villain's architect

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 12:49 PM

Sad.



#12 Call Billy Bob

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 12:54 PM

This hurts. A lot. You can't say enough about him. Horror, drama, fantasy, comedy, action - he could do, and did, it all. Some people are blessed to be involved with an iconic franchise/character, but SIX (Dracula, Frankenstein, Sherlock Holmes, Bond, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars)? That's legend status on its own. Not to mention his real life exploits in wartime and his charity work. RIP, Sir Christopher - you lived a full and rich life indeed.

#13 univex

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 12:57 PM

Very sad. A true loss.

 

Now, where┬┤s my TMWTGG dvd? Also, my white linen suit and dark tie.

 

One of the true great. A legend-maker.

 

RIP, Sir. Christopher. 



#14 Major Tallon

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 01:09 PM

Dreadfully sad news.  A fine performer and a true gentleman.  RIP



#15 seawolfnyy

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 01:29 PM

To him, he WAS the Best.

#16 coco1997

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 01:48 PM

This hurts. A lot. You can't say enough about him. Horror, drama, fantasy, comedy, action - he could do, and did, it all. Some people are blessed to be involved with an iconic franchise/character, but SIX (Dracula, Frankenstein, Sherlock Holmes, Bond, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars)? That's legend status on its own. Not to mention his real life exploits in wartime and his charity work. RIP, Sir Christopher - you lived a full and rich life indeed.

 

Couldn't have said it any better myself.

 



#17 Dustin

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 02:40 PM

R.I.P.



#18 S K Y F A L L

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 02:40 PM

Sad news. What a legend: Scaramaga, Dooku, Saruma. RIP.

 

 

This song came to mind

 



#19 AMC Hornet

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 02:52 PM

Of all the Bond villains, he was the only one I would want to be (if I were a homicidal maniac).

 

93 years - we should all be so fortunate. Now I regret not ponying up the extra charge to get my Golden Gun plaque autographed.

 

RIP, Sir Christopher, and thank you for your canon of work.



#20 The Dove

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 03:02 PM

So this year we've lost Kamal Khan and Francisco Scaramanga...R.I.P. Sir Christopher Lee...



#21 Tiin007

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 03:03 PM

So this year we've lost Kamal Khan and Francisco Scaramanga...R.I.P. Sir Christopher Lee...

 

And both aged 93. RIP.



#22 chrisno1

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 03:15 PM

Sad Sad Day.



#23 glidrose

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 06:13 PM

Lee was also a singer - operatic and otherwise - and a distinguished book collector. I believe "Books & Bookmen" interviewed him several times, plus he wrote occasional pieces for them.

 

Who would have thought it? Star Wars, LOTR and JB fans all in mourning.



#24 HoneyDiamond

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 07:10 PM

R.I.P.  A true icon.



#25 Simon

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 08:06 PM

Dear me.  Very sad.  But what an amazingly full life.

 

On another note, it is often said that a child growing up does not truly become an adult until s/he has lost a parent.  Even in my dotage, I feel the same way, but related to the fact that, to this day, we are fortunate enough to have all our Bonds.  And all our Bond leading ladies.  And all this from a body of work spanning 53 years.

 

But back to topic, RIP.



#26 DaveBond21

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 11:03 PM

Sad news. A true legend.

 

I will be watching the wonderful "The Wicker Man" (1973) on DVD - check him out in that movie if you haven't already.

 

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Posted 12 June 2015 - 02:03 AM

Very sad news. One of the greatest of the greats, he really could do it all. Even the BBC( American feed) used the table scene from TMWTGG as a memorial clip.

 

(I was going to come up with a "witty" quip about Nick Nack finally inheriting it all, but then I remembered that Herve Villechaise is no longer with us as well.)


Edited by dtuba, 12 June 2015 - 02:03 AM.


#28 Thevan7F

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Posted 12 June 2015 - 02:30 AM

He had good life & Career. He will be missed. Never always played a Villain some times good guy.



#29 Trevelyan 006

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Posted 12 June 2015 - 05:54 AM

What an impressive career for an even more astounding human being. Francisco Scaramanga was the first James Bond villain I latched onto when I was younger. His character, thanks to Lee's portrayal, jumped off the screen and changed my idea of how a James Bond villain could be portrayed. Besides, who didn't want a Golden Gun replica at one point or another?! Christopher Lee made that prop iconic, with menace and confidence. What Lee brought to that character made him one of the most memorable (and popular) of all time. Period.   

 

The man was a legend, there is no two ways about that. Rest easy, Sir Christopher Lee.


Edited by Trevelyan 006, 12 June 2015 - 05:54 AM.


#30 Double-Oh Agent

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Posted 13 June 2015 - 07:21 AM

Sad news. He had many highly notable roles--Francisco Scaramanga, Dracula, Count Dooku, Saruman The White--to name a few. A true icon has passed. R.I.P. Sir Christopher--The Man With The Golden Gun.