Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, the British actor, has passed. He’s famous for a ridiculously long and successfully career in which he portrayed iconic characters such as:
Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes (separate instances)
James Bond villain Francisco Scaramanga, aka “the man with the golded gun”
Saruman, the fallen wizard from Lord of the Rings
Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus
His credits are much longer than that, seeing as he’s been in over 200 films (holy crap really?), but those are just a few highlights.
While he often played the villain, the fact that he served in World War II made him a hero in real life.