The MMO industry mourns the loss of Christopher Lee, remembering his roles in EverQuest II and Lord of the Rings.
Scott Hartsman, Christopher Lee, and EverQuest II
In a Tweet posted earlier this morning, Trio Worlds CEO Scott Hartsman looked back on his past work with the late actor. He wrote:
Very sad. An amazing talent. We were lucky to have him voice a main character in EQ2. Added a ton of class. https://t.co/AyQ7zJxjju
— Scott Hartsman (@hartsman) June 11, 2015
Hartsman worked with Lee on EverQuest II. In it, Lee played Overlord Lucan D’Lere. Lee thoroughly enjoyed working on the project.
“When I was very small, I adored reading about myths and legends. I always loved fantasy….” said Lee. “People can involve themselves in [games], literally, by the way in which they play the game. They become some of the characters. We live in a computer age…. It’s like electronic magic. And it’s quite incredible.
Here’s an interview he did while working on EverQuest II:
Lord of the Rings Online Mourns Lee
Lord of the Rings Online also payed homage to Lee this morning with an official Twitter statement.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Christopher Lee today. He will be missed. pic.twitter.com/4D37IIYeB2
— LOTRO (@lotro) June 11, 2015
A true Renaissance man, Christopher Lee was a real-life Nazi hunter, an heir to Charlemagne, an actor, a musician, and an author. Most known for his roles in the Hammer horror films, The Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars, Lee held the record for most film appearances. The Guinness Book of World Records lists him as the tallest leading man in history (at 6’5”). He was the only member of the Lord of the Rings cast to have met J.R.R. Tolkien in person. In 2009, he was knighted for his contributions to drama and charity. He received a BAFTA Fellowship in 2011 and a BFI Fellowship in 2013.
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