British actor Christopher Lee, who devoted his long acting career to portraying villains including Dracula in horror classics and later appeared in the blockbuster "Star Wars" and "Lord of the Rings" franchises, has died at the age of 93.
Lee died on Sunday in hospital where he had been undergoing treatment for respiratory problems, British media reports said. Lee's agent in an emailed statement said his family "wishes to make no comment".
The great, always criminally underrated Sir Christopher Lee has left us. A Titan of Cinema and a huge part of my youth. Farewell.— Mark Gatiss (@Markgatiss) June 11, 2015
Christopher Lee has passed away to join J.R.R. Tolkien in white shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.— TheOneRing.net (@theoneringnet) June 11, 2015
so Saddened to hear the news of the passing Of Sir Christopher Lee. Giant of the screen , true Gentleman in all... http://t.co/abU2p6dxRU— Jed Brophy (@BrophyJed) June 11, 2015
I'm saddened by the deaths of Sir Christopher Lee and Ron Moody. Both starred in films that are treasured by millions.— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) June 11, 2015