Fans Commemorate Christopher Lee And Celebrate His Legacy Online

He will be missed.

There may be a bitter rivalry between fans of Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings over which franchise reigns supreme. But members of these die-hard groups came together to honor and celebrate the life and work of Christopher Lee, who died last Sunday (though his passing was announced nearly a week later, on June 11). The prolific actor appeared in both series as well as many Dracula movies, the Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun, The Three Musketeers, and nearly 300 other film and TV projects dating back to 1946. Whisper users commemorated Christopher Lee online by sharing their thoughts on his legacy.

Many of the messages comment on how Lee's performances have affected the senders, while others simply posted "Rest in Peace." Lee was perhaps best known for playing the dark wizard Saruman in the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies, a role he performed in five different films from 2001 to 2014. He also appeared in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith as the sith lord Count Dooku. He was knighted by the Order of the British Empire in 2009 for his services to drama.

See how Whisper remembered Christopher Lee, here: