Hollywood is mourning a true legend. Christopher Plummer died Friday at his Connecticut home with his wife, Elaine Taylor, by his side, his manager confirmed to ET, and the stars took to social media to mourn the beloved actor.
Throughout his career of more than 60 years, Plummer earned dozens of television, film and stage credits, including The sound of the music, Man inside, A ghost in Monte Carlo, An amazing mind, National Treasure Y Beginners, which earned Plummer an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 2012.
Plummer’s The sound of the music Co-star Julie Andrews said she lost a dear friend in a statement to ET.
“The world has lost an accomplished actor today and I have lost a dear friend,” the statement read. “I treasure the memories of our work together and all the humor and fun we have shared over the years. My heart and condolences go out to his lovely wife Elaine and daughter Amanda.”
Meanwhile, Chris Evans, who starred opposite Plummer in the acclaimed film Knives outHe said he was heartbroken.
“What an incredible loss,” he tweeted. “Few careers have such longevity and impact. One of my favorite memories of Knives Out was playing the piano together at the Thrombey house between montages. He was a charming man and legendary talent 💙💙💙”.
Another from Plummer Knives out Her co-stars, Ana de Armas, uploaded sweet pictures of them together on set on Instagram.
“My heart is broken my dear Chris,” he wrote. “I feel your loss deep down. How lucky I was to have you by my side in what has been one of the best experiences of my career. Thank you always for your laugh, your warmth, your talent, your stories about Marilyn, vitamins when I got sick, your patience, your society and your company. I will always think of you with love and admiration. Rest in peace. ♥ ️🙏🏻. “
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In a statement to ET on Friday, Lou Pitt, Plummer’s longtime friend and manager of 46 years, confirmed the sad news of his death.
“Chris was an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession with excellent old-fashioned manners, a self-deprecating humor and the music of words,” the statement read. “He was a national treasure that deeply enjoyed his Canadian roots. Through his art and humanity, he touched all of our hearts and his legendary life will endure for all generations to come. He will be with us forever.”