The ‘Sound of Music’ star died at his home in Connecticut with his wife by his side.
He died at age 91.
However, details surrounding what led to his death have not been disclosed yet.
The actor was popularly known for role in The Sound of Music, Beginners and A Mind among many others.
His Longtime manager, Lou Pitt confirming his death describes the actor as a national treasure
His statement read: “He was an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession with great old fashion manners, self deprecating humor and the music of words.”
“Through his art and humanity, Chris touched all of our hearts and his legendary life will endure for all generations to come.”