Actor Max Von Sydow, who appeared in movies and TV series including The Exorcist, Flash Gordon and Game of Thrones, died at the age of 90.
His family announced “with a broken heart and endless sadness” that the Swedish-born actor died on Sunday.
Von Sydow’s other film credits included Hannah and Her Sisters, Minority Report, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
He made 11 films with Ingmar Bergman, including The Seventh Seal, in which he played chess with death.
The actor also played Ming the Merciless in the 80’s Flash Gordon.
He continued to play late in life, voicing a character in The Simpsons in 2014 and appearing in three episodes of Game of Thrones in 2016.
Von Sydow has been nominated for two Oscars during his career – including Best Supporting Actor for his role in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close in 2011.
The actor has two sons with his first wife, Christina Inga Britta Olin. In 1997, he married Catherine Brelet in Provence and became a French citizen five years later, which means that he had to renounce his Swedish nationality.
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