Christopher Lee dead: Tributes pour in for actor

Lee died in hospital aged 93 over the weekend

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Tributes for the late actor Christopher Lee have started to pour in, with fellow actors, politicians and writers paying their respects.

Lee aged 93 died on Sunday 7 June with the family of the actor, who was famed for his macabre choices of work, deciding to delay the announcment until every family member had been told.

Sir Roger Moore, who starred alongside Lee in the iconic Bond film The Man With The Golden Gun, has written this heartfelt tribute:

Cast and crew of the Lord of the Rings franchise, which Lee may be best remembered for (at least among younger generations), have started tweeted their condolences. 



Prime Minister David Cameron has offered his condolences for both Lee and Ron Moody, who passed away today, from his personal account.

Boris Johnson was the first politician to tweet his condolences, sharing a picture of him holding a lightsabre with Lee.

Johnson was followed by Culture minster Ed Vaizey, who tweeted:

Paralympian Pippa Britton, who won a gold medal in the 2007 games, said:

Writer Neil Gaiman paid the following tribute.

Lee starred as the Earl in an adaption of Gaiman's and Lenny Henry's collabortion of Neverwhere on BBC Radio 4.

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