Celebs we lost in 2021

A huge number of famous faces have passed away this year

Christopher Plummer (died February 5th, aged 91)

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Christopher Plummer, best known for his portrayal of Captain Von Trapp in the 1965 musical drama film The Sound of Music, passed away at his home in Connecticut. According to his wife Elaine Taylor, Plummer died from a blow to the head resulting from a fall.

A trained Shakespearean actor, Plummer started his over 70 years of career in theater, winning Tony Awards for his work in stage productions of Cyrano and Barrymore almost a quarter-century apart. On the movie front, Plummer won a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his role in the 2010 romantic dramedy Beginners, and got two other Oscar nominations for his performances in the 2009 biographical drama The Last Station and in the 2018 crime drama All the Money in the World.

His other notable roles include a Klingon general in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, the voice of the villain in the Pixar animated movie Up, and his Emmy-winning role as Roscoe Heyward in the NBC miniseries The Moneychangers.