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Fans Swamp Twitter to Pay Tribute to Actor Christopher Lee

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Actor Christopher Lee. (Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 04:36 PM

The death of prolific actor Christopher Lee, known to older fans for his horror classics and to the younger generation for his "Lord of the Rings" and "Star Wars" characters, unleashed a Twitter tribute flood Thursday, with fans from Britain and America mourning his passing and celebrating his legend.

Lee appeared in more than 250 movies, but was first known as the vampire Count Dracula in a slew of "Hammer Horror" movies — the gory, gothic thrillers churned out by the British studio in the 1950s and 1960s that became hugely popular.

Among the most retweeted remembrances came from "Star Wars" — some 4,200 times by Thursday afternoon.
The news website Source Fed, which also has a You Tube channel, thanked Lee "for everything."


The world of Lego toys also honored him:

Writer Anne Rice, who wrote the gothic blockbuster, "Interview With The Vampire," which was turned into a hit movie starring Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise, weighed in as well:


The Tolkien Society noted Lee's prescience concerning the "Lord of the Rings" movies:


Horror movie writer/director Scott Derrickson, of the "Exorcism of Emily Rose" fame, said his goodbyes with high praise:


British actress Joan Collins also praised his long years in the industry:


X-Men writer David Hayter isn't ready to give up on the horror legend:


BFI paid tribute by giving away a movie for free:


But special effects artist Tom Savini summed it up for most fans:



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The death of prolific actor Christopher Lee, known to older fans for his horror classics and to the younger generation for his "Lord of the Rings" and "Star Wars" characters, unleashed a Twitter tribute flood Thursday, with fans from Britain and America mourning his passing...
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