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Max Von Sydow Remembered by Fans after the 'Exorcist' and 'Game of Thrones' Actor Passes Away at 90

Afouda Fortune
Mar 10, 2020
12:39 P.M.
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Max von Sydow, who was a well-known actor, has passed on at the age of 90. 

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Sweden-born French actor, Max von Sydow, who featured in "The Seventh Seal," "The Exorcist," and "Flash Gordon," has died.

Actor Max von Sydow attends the 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards Day 1 at the Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2016 | Photo: Getty Images

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According to Deadline, the actor's death was announced by his wife, Catherine von Sydow, in a statement that read:

"It is with a broken heart and with infinite sadness that we have the extreme pain of announcing the departure of Max von Sydow, on March 8, 2020."

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Even though Max started his Hollywood journey as far back as 1949, it wasn't until he appeared in Ingmar Bergman's "The Seventh Seal," that he began getting recognition.

Soon after her sad news, several fans took to social media to mourn and pay tribute to the actor whose career lasted for 65 years.

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One Twitter user first shared four pictures of the late actor as the caption explained that Max was a "hugely important figure in my childhood, & extremely significant in the development of my love of Cinema."

Another user stated that he loved seeing Max in "Three Days of the Condor."

Max von Sydow arrives at the premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' and Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California | Photo: Getty Images

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At the same time, a third bereaved fan wrote that even though the late actor had played many legendary roles, his favorite would be his role as Kynes in "The Judge of the Change."

A fourth fan tweeted "R.i.p to the amazing & legendary actor" just as a fifth person noted that Max had lived through many unforgettable moments. 

Pop Culture added that a sixth user stated that the "Game Of Thrones" star was one of the finest actors of the past sixty years.

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Meanwhile, BBC recounted that during his career and lifetime, Max got nominated for two Oscars with one being for being the best actor in 1988 for "Pelle the Conqueror."

The other nomination was for the best supporting actor for his role in the 2011 film, "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close."

Daily Mail also recalled that even though Max started his Hollywood journey as far back as 1949, it wasn't until he appeared in Ingmar Bergman's "The Seventh Seal," that he began getting recognition.

Max von Sydow attends the closing ceremony - 7th Lumiere Film Festival on October 18, 2015 | Photo: Getty Images

From then on, the actor worked Ingmar and together, the duo put out 11 projects which included "Wild Strawberries," "The Virgin Spring," and "Hour of The Wolf."

Max is survived by his wife and his sons - Cédric Brelet, Clas, Henrik, and Yvan.

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