Veteran actor Sir Christopher Lee, star of The Lord of the Rings films, The Wicker Man, The Man with the Golden Gun and the Star Wars prequels, has passed away at the age of 93.

The Telegraph reports he died in London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on Sunday morning as a result of “respiratory problems”, having been receiving treatment there for the past three weeks.

He is survived by his wife Birgit Kroencke Lee and daughter Christina Erika Lee.