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R.I.P., Mr. Lee

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  1. jmervyn

    jmervyn IncGamers Member

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    You will be sorely missed, Saruman. Legendary.

    PROLIFIC BRITISH ACTOR CHRISTOPHER LEE DIES AT AGE 93

    Someone here even had his face as an avatar, IIRC.

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    "Christopher Lee enlisted in the Royal Air Force in 1940, where he worked as an intelligence officer specializing in cracking German ciphers and skulls and any other Nazi bullshit he came in contact with. In North Africa he was attached to the Long Range Desert Patrol, the forerunner of the SAS, where he would jump in a badass ****ing four-wheel-drive jeep with a gigantic machine gun mounted in the back, drive hundreds of miles behind enemy lines, survive the scorching heat of the Sahara Desert, then sneak-attack Luftwaffe airfields by rolling up on them at sixty miles an hour with his .50-caliber machine guns blazing out curtains of white-hot Nazi-smiting justice, planting dynamite on their airplanes, then peeling ass out of there leaving nothing but bullet-riddled corpses and gigantic explosions in his wake. After working with the LRDP, Lee was assigned to the Special Operations Executive – better known as Winston Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare – a group that did shit like lead a twelve-man assault that destroyed the German top secret nuclear weapons development facility in Norway and assist brave Eastern European partisans and rebels sabotage Nazi supply lines to prevent them from bringing reinforcements up to fight the Soviets. His service records are sealed and Lee doesn't talk much about his service (when pressed on the subject, he reportedly asks his interviewer, "Can you keep a secret?". When they excitedly say yes, he leans in close and says, "So can I."), but we do know that by the time he retired as a Flight Lieutenant in 1945 he'd been personally decorated for battlefield bravery by the Czech, Yugoslavian, English, and Polish governments and was good friends with Josip Broz Tito, so draw your own conclusions."
     
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    krischan Europe Trade Moderator

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    Yes, that's sad news, but it didn't come that unexpected. He already was rather old (born in 1922 IIRC, 93 years old).

    I'm not going to debate WW2 here. He did what he had to do.
     
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    It's not about that - it's about what a real-life badass he was. The "LRDP" was the truth behind the TV show, "Rat Patrol".



    There's a great line of poetry that I can't recall, something about never will see his like again on the earth.
     
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    well i hope they staked him and severed the head from the body.
     
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    So you don't want him back?
     
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    he was one scary mfer.
     
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    Kinda wish he'd been cast as Gandalf instead.
     
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    Requiescat in Pace Ultima

    Unlike Lugosi, Lee wasn't terribly fond of his own Dracula films. He didn't like being referred to as a "horror legend" either. Understandable, I suppose. His long association with Hammer Films made him ripe for typecasting.
     
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    he is the reason I slept with the lights on until i was 25.
     
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    The guy had no fear.
     
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    I shall miss the Lord of Summerisle.

    An amazing actor and, upon further reading, all-round human being. There aren't many like him among us.
     
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    For me, the reason to do that was Psycho. I was 12 when I watched it and my heart missed a beat or two at the scene with the dried corpse of Norman's mother. I was totally unprepared for that sight.
     

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