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Max von Sydow, the legendary actor who starred in ‘The Exorcist’, has died aged 90

Max von Sydow, the actor who starred in The Exorcist and Game of Thrones, has sadly passed away at the age of 90.

The Swedish actor, who starred in over 100 films and TV series and is famed for his work on some of Hollywood’s greats, died on Sunday. “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,” a statement from his widow Catherine von Sydow read.

The actor was born Carl Adolf von Sydow to a rich Prussian family and caught the acting bug at an early age, founding his an amateur theatre company while at school. He’d soon be enrolling at Stockholm’s Royal Dramatic Theatre and starring in 1949’s Only a Mother.

During his career, he shared a beautiful relationship with Ingmar Berman who acted as his mentor during the early moments of his career. After resisting Hollywood for some time, the actor eventually relented and became a Tinseltown stalwart.

Von Sydow may well be best known for his roles in Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal, William Friedkin’s The Exorcist and Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report, but his recent role as Game Of Thrones three-eyed raven will go down as his most popular.

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