Swedish actor Max von Sydow has died aged 90, his agent Jean Diamond has said.
The movie star was found dead at his home in France on Sunday.
A statement which announced his death read: “It is with a broken heart and with infinite sadness that we have the extreme pain of announcing the departure of Max von Sydow, March 8, 2020.”
The actor made his mark on the entertainment spheres with his starring roles including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Game Of Thrones, The Exorcist and Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close.
During his high-flying acting career, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens star appeared in more than 100 film and TV titles.
His long career was complemented by his two Academy Awards nominations for his roles in Pelle the Conqueror in 1987 and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close in 2011.
He made history as the first ever male Swedish actor to be up for an Academy Award.
The major star made his last TV appearance in the global phenomenon Game Of Thrones as the Three-Eyed Raven which got him an Emmy nomination.
He joined the star-studded cast – including Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke – in 2016.
His last ever film was 2017 flick Kursk which was loosely based on a submarine accident.
Max once commented his role as Jesus in The Greatest Story Ever Told in 1965 was one of the hardest roles he had to master and even compared filming to “being in a prison”.
The actor said it wasn’t because it was his first English speaking role.
“It was the hardest part I’ve ever had to play in my life,” he said of the part.
“I couldn’t smoke or drink in public. The most difficult part of playing Christ was that I had to keep up the image around the clock.
“As soon as the picture finished, I returned home to Sweden and tried to find my old self. It took six months to get back to normal.”
Before his film breakthrough, the actor first found himself in the acting spheres by starring on stage at the theatre.
Max first sky-rocketed to fame in his 20s when he secured roles in the Ingmar Bergman trio of films The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries and The Magician.
The actor was originally born in Sweden but went onto become a French citizen where he lived until he died.