R. I. P. Christopher Lee – In Honor of One of the Greatest

Christopher Lee

   It is impossible to fully describe the life of Sir Christopher Lee. He was a true renaissance man, there is no doubt. From his ability to play multiple roles on both the screen and stage, to his production of Heavy Metal albums and his serving in the British Secret Service where he took on some of the most dangerous men and situations.

    When Leonard Nimoy died I did a week where I looked back on some of his work, both voice and otherwise, I hope someday to do the same for Christopher Lee, the problem is I wouldn’t know where to start. He had so much already under his belt before he helped make the Hammer Horror films popular and his modern works are far more than the Tolkienverse (of which he was an avid reader) and “Star Wars.”

     For these reasons and more I am filled with awe. This was a great man who lived 93 years and touched so many people and never stopped being an artist. He truly lived it up until his death and he never let the fact that he was old stop him from doing what he loved…as we witnessed in his Heavy Metal Work and the fact that he finished “The Hobbit Trilogy” with Peter Jackson, even though he couldn’t physically be in New Zealand for it.

    The legacy he left behind will be felt long after he is gone and the works that he was a part of and created will live on. I look forward to reviewing more of his work and organizing that Week or Series that looks back on the huge body of acting work he has done. You will be missed Sir Christopher Lee. Thank you for the life you lived.


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