I just learned that Max von Sydow passed away on March 8, 2020.
I mostly know of Max from Ingmar Bergman's films and I have a certain affection for this actor as a result. I always gave a little smile when ever he showed up on the big screen, like in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. I was learning about Ingmar Bergman just prior to when Star Wars (later re-titled as Episode IV: A New Hope) was originally released. His role was not a big one, but it was Max von Sydow, the actor from The Seventh Seal, Hour of the Wolf, Through a Glass Darkly, and The Virgin Spring. He made eleven films with Ingmar Bergman. The Virgin Spring was the first Bergman/Sydow film I saw.
I will miss seeing him pop up in new films. It was almost always unexpected. On the plus side, I have not seen all the films he was in, so I have those to surprise me.