Date: 12th June 2015
The world of entertainment has been paying tribute to Sir Christopher Lee, who has died at the age of 93.
The actor, who made his name as Dracula, famously played Bond villain Scaramanga and starred in both The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars.
Bond co-star, Sir Roger Moore, tweeted his sadness at losing "an old friend".
George Lucas hailed "a great British actor of the old school. A true link to cinema's past and a real gentleman".
He was best-known for his villainous roles - including Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun, and the evil wizard Saruman in The Lord of the Rings - as well as his sinister, and iconic, role in cult classic The Wicker Man.
The actor is reported to have died on Sunday at Chelsea and Westminster hospital in London, after being hospitalised for respiratory problems and heart failure.
Source: Press Release