Sir Christopher Lee 'Lord of the Rings' Star Dead at 93

6/11/2015 5:55 AM PDT

Sir Christopher Lee Dead -- 'Lord of the Rings' Star Dies at 93

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Sir Christopher Lee -- who starred in some of the most famous and fantastic film franchises of all-time -- died in London. He was 93.

Lee had been hospitalized for respiratory problems and heart failure, says The Guardian

Lee played Saruman in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "The Hobbit" films. He also appeared in two of the "Star Wars" prequels and played Count Dracula in a couple of flicks.

He married his wife Birgit in 1961 and the couple had one daughter together. 

He died Sunday.