I guess every fanboy and girl is going to post Sir Christopher's death notice today, and why not? Growing up in the seventies, his portrayal of Dracula was ubiquitous on television. Forget, Lugosi, Lee was the Count.
When I was a teenager and saw The Wicker Man for the first time it was also the first time I saw him out of his Dracula uniform. His performance as Lord Summerisle is mesmerizing. It remains my favorite of his many performances. His turn as Death in the Discworld animated movies is a close second, though.
By all reports he was a good and brave man. RIP, sir. Thank you and good bye.