Actor Christopher Lee dies at age 93

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LOCARNO, SWITZERLAND - AUGUST 07: Sir Christopher Lee attends 66th Locarno Film Festival opening ceremony on August 7, 2013 in Locarno, Switzerland. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

Christopher Lee, veteran actor of more than 280 movies and television roles, has died at age 93.

According to ScreenDaily, Lee died Sunday in London from respiratory problems and heart failure.

Lee most recently starred as Saruman in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies.  He was also in the final two films of the Star Wars prequels.

Earlier in his career, he played Dracula in a series of horror films.  In 1974, he was the villain in the James Bond movie The Man With The Golden Gun.

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