News broke this morning that renowned British actor Christopher Lee died Sunday at the age of 93. Lee was best known for his roles in the "Lord of the Rings," "Star Wars," and "The Hobbit" franchises, as well as in the 1974 James Bond film "The Man with the Golden Gun." Earlier in his career, he made a name for himself playing Dracula in a series of Hammer Horror films.
Friends, celebrities, and actors alike have all taken to social media this morning to share their grievances and to pay tribute to the well-respected actor.
See a hand full of their posts below.
"Lord of the Rings" co-star, Elijah Wood:
An extraordinary man and life lead, Sir Christopher Lee. You were an icon, and a towering human being with stories for days. We'll miss you.
Stars react to acting legend Christopher Lee's death
British actor Sir Christopher Lee is photographed before his interview with APTN, at the AP office in north London, Friday March 5, 2010 (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001) CHRISTOPHER LEE, SARUMAN FOTR 001-29
(GERMANY OUT) Berlin International Film Festival: Christopher Lee at the Red Carpet (Photo by Schraps/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
Actor Sir Christopher Lee, right, and Birgit Kroencke attend the Cinema For Peace fundraising gala in Berlin during the International Film Festival Berlinale, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Axel Schmidt)
George Lucas, Christopher Lee Und Rick Mccallum Beim Photocall Zum Film 'Star Wars Episode 3 - Die Rache Der Sith' Im Marriott Hotel In Berlin Am 180505 . (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images)
LONDON - MAY 16: Christopher Lee talks to Richard Bacon in Leicester Square as fans celebrate the London premiere of the final part of the Star Wars series, and the first ever screening of the entire six-film Star Wars saga, in Leicester Square on May 16, 2005 in London, England. The Empire Leicester Square?s Celebration Day starts with a screening of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, followed by Empire Strikes Back, Return Of The Jedi, Phantom Menace and Attack Of The Clones, before tonight?s UK premiere of Revenge Of The Sith. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
British actor Sir Christopher Lee (L) poses for photographers with Tim Burton after receiving his British Academy of Film Award (BAFTA) for 'Academy Fellowship' at the Royal Opera House in central London, on February 13, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
AACHEN, GERMANY - JULY 03: British actor Sir Christopher Lee is honoured during the media night during day one of the 2012 CHIO Aachen tournament on July 3, 2012 in Aachen, Germany. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images)
British actor sir Christopher Lee gestures after receiving Festival President's Award during the final ceremony of the 43rd International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary 140 kilometers (about 100miles) west of Prague, Czech Republic, Saturday, July 12, 2008. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek )
British actor Christopher Lee wearing an Arabic costume, loosens up with a few practice golf swings during a break near the set of filming "She", waiting for his call before the camera, May 13, 1965. (AP Photo/Str)
British actor Christopher Lee on the set of 'Jaguar Lives!', directed by Ernest Pintoff, Madrid, Spain, 5th June 1978. (Photo by Alex Bowie/Getty Images)
British actor Christopher Lee speaks during the award ceremony of the 46th Rose d'Or, or Golden Rose Television Festival at the Culture and Congress Center (KKL) in Lucerne, Saturday, April 29, 2006. (AP Photo/Keystone, Urs Flueeler)
British actor Christopher Lee takes part in a news conference on the 'Cinema for Peace' charity gala to support UNICEF in Berlin on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006. The gala will take place in Berlin on Monday, Feb. 13, 2006 for the 5th time. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
British actor Christopher Lee, right, shares a laugh with singer Harry Belafonte, left, at the UNICEF Charity Gala Night of the 45th Rose d' Or, a TV festival in Lucerne, Switzerland, Friday May 6, 2005. The Rose d' Or is an international festival for television entertainment programming. (AP Photo/Keystone, Urs Flueeler)