Max von Sydow, Star of ‘The Exorcist’ and ‘Game of Thrones’, Dies at 90

Veteran actor Max von Sydow, who just recently appeared in both “Game of Thrones” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has died at age 90…

Two-time Oscar nominee Max von Sydow has died at the age of 90.

His family revealed the news on Monday while stating “with a broken heart and infinite sadness” that von Sydow had passed away.

Born in Sweden, von Sydow’s acting career started back in 1949 and he first came to prominence with his role in the 1957 feature film “The Seventh Seal” where his character plays a game of chess against Death.

Years later, von Sydow famously played Father Merrin in “The Exorcist,” which remains one of the most critically acclaimed horror films of all time. In 1980, von Sydow played the role of Ming the Merciless in the “Flash Gordon” movie, which was a role he relished after reading Flash Gordon comics in his younger days.

In 1988, von Sydow made waves with another iconic role in the film “Pelle the Conquerer,” which earned him an Academy Award nomination.

More recently, von Sydow took a role in the HBO series “Game of Thrones” where he played the Three-Eyed Raven and spent the better part of two seasons working almost exclusively with Isaac Hempstead Wright, who played Bran Stark on the show. Von Sydow also played a small part in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” back in 2015.

His last role came in 2018 in a film titled “The Command” where von Sydow starred opposite Colin Firth.

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