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The heart-breaking news of Sir Christopher Lee’s death has caused an out pour of love and support to his family and friends as well as remembering his many accomplishments throughout his 70 years on the silver screen.

One of his most iconic and remembered roles is that of the vampire villain Count Dracula. Christopher Lee brought the un-dead Count back to life reinventing him and making him an iconic horror villain. Lee’s Dracula was sophisticated and scary at the same time, instilling fear into the audience members as he preyed upon the unknowing victims within each horror picture. Lee started in over 10 Dracula movies each one cemented his place as a outstanding villain and actor.

No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only Mandatory Credit: Photo by Everett Collection / Rex Features ( 415565ip ) THE SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA, Christopher Lee, Joanna Lumley, 1974 VARIOUS
Photo by Everett Collection / Rex Features ( 415565ip ) THE SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA, Christopher Lee

Although, according to Lee, he was emotionally blackmailed into making more Dracula movies with Hammer Horror films, it did not affect his fantastic performance in any of them. He always remained professional and even acknowledged Hammer Horror by saying he was in ‘debt’ to them for everything they had done for him, he never let his personal feelings get in the way of his work or his fans support.

Christopher Lee has created many remembered and celebrated roles, easily Dracula comes as one of the top in that list. His many accomplishments will not be forgotten quickly or easily; he will live on eternally on the silver screen and in the hearts of his loyal fans.

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