Actor Max von Sydow has died at the age of 90, his agent has confirmed.
His career began in 1949 starring in Swedish film Only A Mother. It wouldn’t be until 1973 when his role as Father Merrin in The Exorcist propelled him to worldwide stardom.
Later he would go on to earn two Oscar nominations for his role in Pelle the Conqueror and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.
More recently von Sydow starred in hit HBO drama Game of Thrones where he played The Three-Eyed Raven. He would go on to be nominated for an Emmy Award for this role.
In an interview with Associated Press, the veteran actor said that he was a “very shy boy” but acting meant he could “express himself.”
“I think that for many years I used my profession as some kind of a mental therapy.” – Max von Sydow
Max von Sydow became a French citizen in 2002 after marrying Catherine Brelet.
Pictured top Von Sydow in The Exorcist, Middle in Flash Gordon then Game of Thrones.