Sir Christopher Lee is now is heaven, making the angels cower under cloud tables as his towering, magnificent presence takes over the place. Even God’s like, “Err, can you slouch a bit and maybe turn it down a bit. They’re going to start thinking that you’re the captain now.”
The BBC says that Christopher Lee died on Sunday at the Chelsea and Westminster hospital in London. He was in the hospital for heart failure and respiratory issues. He was 93.
Most people probably know Sir Christopher as Saruman in The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, but in the 50s, 60s and 70s, he played Frankenstein’s Monster and Dracula at least a million times for Hammer Films. He was Dracula. In between Dracula movies, Sir Christopher acted in The Wicker Man and of course, The Man With The Golden Gun. He went on to star in Return From Witch Mountain (expect a statement from Kim Richards in 3..2..), Sleepy Hollow, the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory remake, Dark Shadows and the Star Wars prequels. And I can hear you screaming, “Bitch, you forgot about Gremlins 2 and that Police Academy movie where they all go to Russia!”
Sir Christopher Lee is survived by his wife Gitte Lee and their daughter Christina Erika Lee.
Rest in peace, Christopher Lee. The holidays won’t be the same without you shredding the Christmas tree with your heavy metal vocals.