- "You were an icon, and a towering human being," LOTR star Elijah Wood tweets of Lee
- Lee initially made his name in horror films, playing Count Dracula and Frankenstein's monster
- More recently, he was Saruman in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and Count Dooku in the "Star Wars" prequels
(CNN)Christopher Lee, the actor, was often the villain.
An extraordinary man and life lead, Sir Christopher Lee. You were an icon, and a towering human being with stories for days. We'll miss you.— Elijah Wood (@woodelijah) June 11, 2015
It's terribly when you lose an old friend, and Christopher Lee was one of my oldest. We first met in 1948.— Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) June 11, 2015
The great, always criminally underrated Sir Christopher Lee has left us. A Titan of Cinema and a huge part of my youth. Farewell.— Mark Gatiss (@Markgatiss) June 11, 2015
CNN's Carol Jordan contributed to this report.