Christopher Plummer, a Canadian actor, died on Friday at the age of 91, at his home in Connecticut.

At the time of his death, his wife of 53 years, Elaine Taylor, was by his side.

Plummer, an only child, was born in Toronto, Canada, and grew up in Senneville, Quebec. His first appearance was in 1958, in "Stage Struck," by Sidney Lumet. In 1966, he starred as Captain Georg von Trapp in "The Sound of Music," alongside Julie Andrews.

Plummer also appeared in "Malcolm X," "A Beautiful Mind," "The New World," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," and "Knives Out."

Julie Andrews told Fox News: "The world has lost a consummate actor today and I have lost a cherished friend. I treasure the memories of our work together and all the humor and fun we shared through the years."

"My heart and condolences go out to his lovely wife Elaine, and his daughter Amanda."