The Sound of Music, Knives Out star dies at 91


Christopher Plummer, the award-winning actor best known for starring in The Sound of Music, died today at the age of 91.

Plummer was at his home in Weston, Connecticut. According to his wife, Elaine Taylor, the cause of death was a blow to the head caused by an accidental fall.

Lou Pitt, Plummer’s longtime friend and manager, has released a statement hailing his “legendary life”.

“Chris was an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession with great old fashioned manners, self-deprecating humour and the music of words,” Pitt said.

“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.”

Born in Toronto in 1929, and raised in Montreal, Plummer went on to become a prolific actor on both stage and screen.

He won an Oscar for his role as Hal Fields in the 2010 film Beginners, which at the time made him the oldest Oscar recipient in history. James Ivory went on to break that record for his screenplay of Call Me By Your Name in 2018.

On top of that achievement, Plummer earned two Emmys and two Tonys. He was among the greatest Shakespearean actors of his generation.

Audiences likely knew him best as Captain George Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, though he continued to appear in much more recent projects, such as 2019’s Knives Out.

Naturally, tributes have been flowing for Plummer extraordinary life and career.



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Hume PD officers discover knives and axe in Goulburn vehicle | Goulburn Post


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According to the Hume Police District an investigation is underway after officers located a number of knives and an axe in a car in Goulburn over the weekend. READ ALSO: Hallowe’en health tips to ward off COVID-19 As part of Operation Towards Zero, on October 24, officers from The Hume Police District and the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were patrolling the Goulburn area, targeting burnout and hoon behaviour. Shortly after 5:30pm a white Toyota Hilux was stopped on Bourke Street, Goulburn, for a random drug and breath test. A 20-year-old man presumptively tested positive to the presence of cannabis. These results have been sent for further testing. CHECK OUT: Goulburn police officer found guilty of assault | VIDEO FOOTAGE A subsequent search of the man’s vehicle revealed knives, an axe and an animal trap. These items were seized. Inquiries are continuing and charges are expected to be laid. Police will continue to target dangerous driving behaviours on regional roads, with further operations planned in the Goulburn area in coming months.

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