‘Sound Of Music’ Star Christopher Plummer Dies At 91

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“Sound of Music” star Christopher Plummer died Friday morning at his home in Connecticut, his manager confirmed to Variety.

Plummer was 91 years old at the time of his death. Plummer’s cause of death has not been released.

“Chris was an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession with great old fashion manners, self deprecating humor and the music of words,” Pitt, his longtime friend and manager, said in a statement. “He was a National Treasure who deeply relished 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 forever be with us.” (RELATED: Actor Known For ‘All The President’s Men,’ ‘Into The Wild’ Dies At 95)

Plummer was most known for his role as Captain Von Trapp in the musical “The Sound Of Music” and won an Oscar in 2012 for his role in “Beginners.” He was the oldest actor to win the award for supporting actor, according to Variety.

The actor also appeared in “The Insider,” “12 Monkeys” and “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country,” along with “A Beautiful Mind.” He voiced characters for “Madeline,” “An American Tale” and “Up.”

Plummer got his start in stage plays back in 1948 and later made his film debut in 1958 with his role in “Stage Struck.” He is survived by his wife Elaine Taylor and a daughter, Variety reported.