Prolific actor Christopher Lee recently passed away at the age of 93. His acting career spanned eight decades (his first film acting job was in 1947), and included important roles in both the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Star Wars prequels.

Apparently, there had been a rumor that he was involved in the occult and personally had a 20,000 volume library dedicated to it. In 2011, during the Q&A after giving a speech at University College Dublin, he set the record straight.

He said he had never been involved in the occult and warned anyone else of ever getting involved:

“I have met people who claimed to be Satanists, who claimed to be involved with black magic, who claimed that they not only knew a lot about it… But as I said, I certainly haven’t been involved and I warn all of you: never, never, never. You will not only lose your mind, you lose your soul.

Here’s a video of his remarks:

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