Christopher Plummer, prolific Canadian actor, dead at age 91

Toronto-born Oscar winner died peacefully at home with his wife of five decades by his side

Toronto-born actor Christopher Plummer has died at age 91.

Plummer’s family confirmed today the Oscar-winning thespian died peacefully at his home in Connecticut. Elaine Taylor, his wife of 52 years, was by his side, according to reports.

A statement from his manager reads: “Chris was an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession with great old fashion manners, self-deprecating humour and the music of words. 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.”

Plummer won an Oscar for his role in the 2010 film Beginners, and was nominated for his performances in All the Money in the World, and The Last Station.