‘Game Of Thrones’ And ‘Star Wars’ Actor Max Von Sydow Has Died

Joshua RogersJoshua Rogers in Entertainment, Film
Published 09.03.20

Actor Max von Sydow has died aged 90, his wife has confirmed.

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Speaking to Paris Match magazine, Catherine von Sydow said: “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.”

The actor, born Carl Adolf von Sydow in Sweden, had a stage and screen career spanning five decades and starred in many high-profile American and European films.

Sydow’s most iconic role was in Bergman’s The Seventh Seal (1957), in which he plays chess with Death.

He also appeared as Jesus Christ The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), as a doomed priest in William Friedkin‘s The Exorcist and a petulant artist in Woody Allen‘s Hannah and Her Sisters (1986).

Sydow worked with Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman 11 times in films such as Wild Strawberries (1957) and The Virgin Spring (1960).

In 2015, von Sydow joined the cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the following year portrayed the mysterious Three-Eyed Raven in Game Of Thrones in 2015.

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