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Acclaimed Actor and Metal Hero Christopher Lee Dead at 93

06/12/2015
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(Classic Rock) Iconic actor Christopher Lee has died at the age of 93. He passed away in a London hospital on Sunday, his family have confirmed. He'd been under medical supervision for three weeks.

Lee is remembered for a chain of Hammer House Of Horror films and as Scaramanga in James Bond movie The Man With The Golden Gun. But he found a new audience as Saruman in the Lord Of The Rings series, and as Count Dooku in the Star Wars prequel films.

In his 80s he began working on a series of heavy metal albums. The first, Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross, won him the Spirit Of Metal Award at Metal Hammer's 2010 Golden Gods, and it was followed by 2013's Charlemagne: The Omens of Death. He released an EP called Metal Knight last year. Read more and watch the Metal Knight video clip here.

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