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Christopher Lee, the actor best known for defining the role of Dracula on the big screen, died on Sunday at the age of 93.
An official for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London confirmed the death.
For a younger generation, Lee is best known for his role as Saruman, the white-maned villain in the Lord of the Rings franchise. Lee also played Count Dooku, another villain with superhuman powers, in the Star Wars series.