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Celebrities are mourning the death of Christopher Plummer, the Academy Award-winner whose career spanned decades on screen and stage.
Plummer died Friday at age 91 at his home in Connecticut, with wife Elaine Taylor by his side, ICM Partners talent agency spokesperson Kate Cafaro told USA TODAY.
Plummer was famed for his role of Capt. Von Trapp in the 1965 musical "The Sound of Music."
Julie Andrews, who starred opposite Plummer in the iconic film, paid tribute to the actor in a statement to USA TODAY.
"The world has lost a consummate actor today and I have lost a cherished friend," she said. "I treasure the memories of our work together and all the humor and fun we shared through the years. My heart and condolences go out to his lovely wife Elaine, and his daughter Amanda."
The film's official Twitter account also remembered the legendary actor: "We're saddened to hear of Christopher Plummer’s passing. His legacy as our Captain will live on in THE SOUND OF MUSIC forever. Our thoughts are with his loved ones during this time."
We're saddened to hear of Christopher Plummer’s passing. His legacy as our Captain will live on in THE SOUND OF MUSIC forever. Our thoughts are with his loved ones during this time.♥️ pic.twitter.com/hDV3q1opzJ
— The Sound of Music (@SoundofMusic) February 5, 2021
Plummer made headlines in 2017 for replacing Kevin Spacey as J. Paul Getty in Ridley Scott’s already shot “All the Money In the World” after Spacey was accused of sexual assault. Scenes from the film were reshot with Plummer in the role only a month before it was released. The film would net Plummer his third Academy Award nomination.
Scott remembered the late actor in a statement, provided to USA TODAY by his rep, Keleigh Kaliher.
"What a guy. What a talent. What a life. And I was fortunate enough to work with him less than 2 years ago and had a wonderful experience," Scott said. "My heartfelt condolences go to Elaine. He will be really missed."
The Academy also paid tribute to Plummer, who won an Oscar for his performance in 2010's "Beginners."
"Christopher Plummer beguiled audiences across generations in memorable roles from Captain von Trapp in 'The Sound of Music' to Harlan Thrombey in 'Knives Out.' He worked steadily for 60+ years, winning a Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2012 for 'Beginners.' He will be missed," the official Twitter account shared.
Christopher Plummer beguiled audiences across generations in memorable roles from Captain von Trapp in "The Sound of Music" to Harlan Thrombey in "Knives Out." He worked steadily for 60+ years, winning a Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2012 for "Beginners." He will be missed. pic.twitter.com/Mu6KRJTk7P
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 5, 2021
His "Knives Out" co-star Chris Evans called the news of Plummer's death "truly heartbreaking."
"What an unbelievable loss. Few careers have such longevity and impact. One of my favorite memories from Knives Out was playing piano together in the Thrombey house between set ups. He was a lovely man and a legendary talent," Evans tweeted.
This is truly heartbreaking. What an unbelievable loss. Few careers have such longevity and impact. One of my favorite memories from Knives Out was playing piano together in the Thrombey house between set ups. He was a lovely man and a legendary talent. 💙💙💙 https://t.co/eFwNVe762w
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) February 5, 2021
Ana de Armas, another "Knives Out" co-star wrote on Instagram: "My heart is broken, my dear Chris. I feel your loss deep inside. How lucky was I having you next to me in what’s been one the best experiences of my career. Thank you always for your laughter, your warmth, your talent, your stories about Marilyn, the vitamins when I got sick, your patience, your partnership and your company. I will always think of you with love and admiration. Rest In Peace."
Helen Mirren, who co-starred with Plummer in his Oscar-nominated role of Tolstoy in "The Last Station," called Plummer a "mighty force both as Man and Actor" in a statement to the Associated Press.
"He was an actor in the 19th century meaning of the word – his commitment to his profession. His art was total, theater being a constant and the most important part of the totality of his drive to engage with storytelling. He was fearless, energetic, courageous, knowledgeable, professional and a monument to what an actor can be. A Great Actor in the truest sense," Mirren said.
William Shatner, who starred with Plummer in "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country," shared a photo of the pair together and wrote on Twitter: "He was what I call a friend."
A gentleman whose name is Christopher Plummer died today. He was what I call a friend. What is the definition of a friend? Somebody you know intimately whose every breath and every thought that is so much like yours or can a friend be someone whose life is... pic.twitter.com/VodBKXm5Uz
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 5, 2021
Pixar honored Plummer, who voiced the famed explorer Charles Muntz, in the 2009 Disney animated film, "Up."
"Pixar remembers Christopher Plummer, who as Charles Muntz in Up, taught us that 'adventure is out there.' Rest in peace, good friend."
Pixar remembers Christopher Plummer, who as Charles Muntz in Up, taught us that “adventure is out there.” Rest in peace, good friend. pic.twitter.com/FzvjPeVraf
— Pixar (@Pixar) February 5, 2021
BAFTA remembered him for "making amazing work since the '50s."
"We’re sorry to hear of the death of Christopher Plummer. Making amazing work since the ‘50s, he was BAFTA nominated for All the Money in the World and won in 2012 for Beginners."
We’re sorry to hear of the death of Christopher Plummer. Making amazing work since the ‘50s, he was BAFTA nominated for All the Money in the World and won in 2012 for Beginners. pic.twitter.com/zwZFGPcIaJ
— BAFTA (@BAFTA) February 5, 2021
Christopher Plummer... one of the greats. <3 pic.twitter.com/Nv0ANVQeWf
— Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) February 5, 2021
RIP Christopher Plummer, 91.
Sound of Music star and a wonderful actor. Sad news. pic.twitter.com/okCC7MA7Bl
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 5, 2021
Actor Jay Baruchel called Plummer "an absolute icon and master craftsman whom few will ever match."
"His utterly bulletproof work looms high over a century of English language drama," Baruchel tweeted. "He was also a Montreal legend who has been a source of inspiration and a hero for me for pretty much my whole life."
An absolute icon and master craftsman whom few will ever match. His utterly bulletproof work looms high over a century of English language drama. He was also a Montreal legend who has been a source of inspiration and a hero for me for pretty much my whole life.
— Jay Baruchel 🇨🇦 (@BaruchelNDG) February 5, 2021
The Sound of Music is a sad one today as Christopher Plummer has left us today. He was giant of stage and screen, winner of an Academy Award for “Beginners.” He died at age 91 with his wife of 53 years, Elaine Taylor, by his side. Rest in eternal music, Captain Von Trapp.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 5, 2021
One of the many reasons to love #ChristopherPlummer.
We watched the #SoundOfMusic so much when I was a boy that he and the Von Trapps felt like family. Rest In Peace, legend. 🙏🏼 https://t.co/Nc1EfvFQ7q
— Daniel Dae Kim (@danieldaekim) February 5, 2021
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Married three times, Plummer is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Elaine, and his only daughter, actress Amanda Plummer, whom he had in a previous marriage to actress Tammy Grimes.
Contributing: Matthew Wilson and The Associated Press
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Christopher Plummer dies: Julie Andrews, more honor 'cherished friend'