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  • Born

    27 May 1922

  • Born In

    Kensington and Chelsea, London, England, United Kingdom

  • Died

    7 June 2015 (aged 93)

Christopher Frank Carandini Lee (May 27, 1922 – June 7, 2015) was a legendary and prolific English actor known for his versatility, his professional longevity, and his distinctive basso delivery.

In 1977 he played the roles of Narrator and King of Elfland on the concept album The King of Elfland's Daughter. The album also featured Mary Hopkin, PP Arnold, Frankie Miller and Alexis Korner.

He also started a career as singer as with his first album in 1998 entitled, Devils, Rogues & Other Villians and in the post-millennial era he appeared as a narrator for Italian symphonic fantasy metal band Rhapsody, playing the Wizard King in two albums, Symphony of Enchanted Lands II: The Dark Secret and Triumph or Agony. In addition to narrating several tracks on the two albums, he also sang & recorded a duet album with lead vocalist Fabio Lione called "The Magic of the Wizard's Dream".

He released his second solo album in 2007 at the age of 84 under the name of "Revelation" (including a heavy metal song in it).

In March 2010, he released the symphonic metal album "Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross". It was later followed up by "Charlemagne: The Omens of Death" in May 2013.

Christopher Lee died on June 7, 2015 after being hospitalized for respiratory problems and heart failure.

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