Christopher Lee has died at the age of 93.
The legendary actor had been receiving treatment at a London hospital for respiratory problems and heart failure over the last three weeks.
And according to sources close to his family, he died at 8.30am on Sunday at London’s Chelsea.
Though his wife Lady Lee, chose to delay the public announcement of his passing until she had informed all close family members- the couple were married for more than 50 years.
Lee’s career led him from Hammer horror to Star Wars.
He also played a leading role in Lord of the Rings and one of the great Bond villains.