Frontlist | Christopher Lee dead at 79 – Author and historianFrontlist | Christopher Lee dead at 79 – Author and historian
on Feb 18, 2021
AUTHOR and historian Christopher Lee has died at the age of 79 after contracting coronavirus.Lee, the writer behind the BBC's This Sceptred Isle radio series, died at his home in Sussex surrounded by his wife and two daughters. Across a six-decade career, he worked abroad as a defence and foreign affairs correspondent and wrote books on topics including the royal family and British society and culture throughout history. His wife, portrait painter Fiona Graham-Mackay, said Lee tested positive for coronavirus after spending time in hospital. A statement from his family said: Christopher lived with his wife, the painter, Fiona Graham-Mackay in their home in the Sussex countryside where they enjoyed many happy celebrations with family, friends and grandchildren.
After a spell in hospital where he contracted the Covid virus, he died at home with Fiona, his two daughters Alexandra and Victoria plus the family dogs by his side and the cat snoozing at his feet. Lee joined the BBC as a defence and foreign affairs correspondent in his 20s and was posted to Moscow and the Middle East.Apart from his incredible academic achievements, Christopher was known for his kindness, sense of humour, his ability to forgive at the drop of a hat. His Family
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