In addition to a 70-year film career, Lee was also a musician and made two heavy metal albums. He received many accolades, including being knighted in 2009. He was well-known for his roles in the horror genre and his ability to play a villain; however, Christopher Lee was beloved by many. Thousands have posted tributes to the beloved actor, including co-stars and dear friends.
An extraordinary man and life lead, Sir Christopher Lee. You were an icon, and a towering human being with stories for days. We'll miss you.— Elijah Wood (@woodelijah) June 11, 2015
So so sorry to hear that #christopherlee has passed away. He was a fascinating person. Threw a bic pen into a tree in front of me. #legend— Dominic Monaghan (@DomsWildThings) June 11, 2015
Film industry pays loving tribute to #ChristopherLee: http://t.co/86tUhxRGys pic.twitter.com/oRRWUk6YHr— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 12, 2015
It's terribly when you lose an old friend, and Christopher Lee was one of my oldest. We first met in 1948.— Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) June 11, 2015
RIP #christopherlee A sheer joy to work with & off camera too! My condolences to Birgit and the family #PJPII #rome pic.twitter.com/Y6u8KEDK2j— Cary Elwes (@Cary_Elwes) June 11, 2015
A few years ago I had the honour of working with Christopher Lee. He was, by all accounts, a legend. He's in Valhalla now.— Toby Regbo (@toby_regbo) June 11, 2015