Tall, pale and with a deep resonating voice, British actor Christopher Lee, whose death was confirmed Thursday, will forever be remembered for his spine-chilling performance as Dracula in the cult Hammer Horror movies. The 93-year-old appeared in more than 250 films and television shows, including ‘The Lord of the Rings’, ‘Star Wars’ and ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’, but could never shake off his image as the bloody-thirsty vampire. Lee died in his home city of London on Sunday, the local authority which issued his death certificate said. According to The Daily Telegraph newspaper, he died in hospital, where he had been treated for respiratory problems and heart failure over the preceding three weeks. The Hammer films opposite Peter Cushing in the 1950s launched Lee’s movie career, and although he later expressed frustration at being typecast, he entrenched his image by playing a succession of exotic villains. ‘They’re more interesting, because there’s a greater variety you

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