By Mike Fleming Jr/Deadline

Christopher Plummer, who starred in The Sound of Music, won an Oscar for Beginners and was nominated for All the Money in the World and The Last Station, died peacefully today at his home in Connecticut, his family confirmed. Elaine Taylor, his wife and true best friend for 53 years, was by his side.

FILE – In this July 25, 2013, file photo, Christopher Plummer, a cast member in the HBO film “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight,” poses for a portrait at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Plummer is among “The Sound of Music” cast members celebrating the film’s 50th anniversary in March 2015. The Rogers & Hammerstein classic is also facilitating another honor for the actor: the TCM Classic Film Festival’s celebration of the musical will include Plummer adding his hands and feet to the collection of superstar cement prints outside Hollywood’s Chinese Theatre on March 27, 2015. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Along with becoming the oldest person to win an Oscar, Plummer also won a pair of Emmys and two Tonys during a nearly 70-year career.

Lou Pitt, his longtime friend and manager of 46 years, said; “Chris was an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession with great old fashion manners, self deprecating humor and the music of words. He was a National Treasure who deeply relished his Canadian roots.

Through his art and humanity, he touched all of our hearts and his legendary life will endure for all generations to come. He will forever be with us.”

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