Goodbye To A Movie Legend
Max Von Sydow whose career spanned many decades, has just died at the age of 90. Here’s a short obituary from the BBC…
Actor Max Von Sydow, who appeared in films and TV series including The Exorcist, Flash Gordon and Game of Thrones, has died at the age of 90.
His family announced “with a broken heart and infinite sadness” that the Swedish-born actor died on Sunday.
Von Sydow’s other film credits included Hannah and Her Sisters, Minority Report and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
He made 11 films with Ingmar Bergman, including The Seventh Seal, in which he famously played chess with Death.
The actor also played Ming the Merciless in 1980’s Flash Gordon.
He continued acting late in life, voicing a character in The Simpsons in 2014 and appearing in three episodes of Game of Thrones in 2016.
Von Sydow was nominated for two Oscars during his career – including best supporting actor for his role in 2011’s Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.
The actor has two sons with his first wife Christina Inga Britta Olin. In 1997, he married Catherine Brelet in Provence and became a citizen of France five years later, meaning he had to relinquish his Swedish citizenship.
He was one of Tripwire’s favourite veteran actors and our condolences to his family.