London . British actor Christopher Lee is dead . He died already last Sunday at the age of 93 years in a hospital in London .As the " Telegraph " reported that the Actor Christopher Lee is dead" as recently he suffered from heart problems . He died at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London , where he had last lived . Lee , born in 1922 in London , was mainly famous due to his roles in " Dracula " (1958 ) , "The Man with the Golden Gun " ( 1974) , in which he played the Bond villain , and " The Lord of the Rings " - trilogy in which he played Saruman made famous . Also in " The Hobbit " , he played Saruman , in " Star Wars " he embodied Count Dooku . Lee was married to the Danish model Birgit " Gitte " Kroencke since 1961 . The couple has a daughter ( Christina , born in 1963 ) .
Really sad to hear about the death of Christopher Lee, one of the greatest British actors and a master of the macabre pic.twitter.com/q5UUhc7xId— Boris Johnson (@MayorofLondon) June 11, 2015
A true legend has passed. Sir Christopher Lee. pic.twitter.com/MqVqxXtqda — Paddy Considine (@PaddyConsidine) June 11, 2015
Gutted. Christopher Lee has died. pic.twitter.com/R5cp8pzE7H— Richard Littler (@richard_littler) June 11, 2015
Aw man, Christopher Lee has died. End of an era – he was the last of the great Hammer stars. — Andy (@ItsAndyRyan) June 11, 2015