EntertainmentMichael Gambon has passed away. He played Dumbledore in the Harry Potter movies

Michael Gambon has passed away. He played Dumbledore in the Harry Potter movies

Michael Gambon has passed away. He played Dumbledore in the Harry Potter movies
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9:31 AM EDT, September 29, 2023, updated: 9:13 AM EDT, October 5, 2023

The sad news of the death of Michael Gambon has made the rounds in the media. He was mainly known to the wider public for his role as Albus Dumbledore in "Harry Potter".

Foreign media has just reported the death of Michael Gambon. The sad news was shared by the actor's family, who passed away in the hospital, at the age of 82. An official statement from his wife and son has already appeared online.

We are devastated by the announcement of the death of Sir Michael Gambon. The beloved husband and father Michael passed away peacefully in the hospital after a bout of pneumonia, with his wife Anne and son Fergus by his side. Michael was 82 years old. We ask for respect for our privacy during this painful time and thank you for the expressions of support and love - we read in the statement.

Michael Gambon has passed away. His impressive career began over 60 years ago

Michael Gambon is best known for his role as Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film series. The actor "inherited" the role after Richard Harris passed away in 2002 from cancer.

Gambon began his acting career in the 1960s and was one of the first members of the Royal National Theatre. On the theater stage, he performed in plays such as "Hamlet", "Antony and Cleopatra", and "The Life of Galileo". The Irish-born actor also became famous for his role as the French detective Jules Maigret in the series "Maigret".

Michael Gambon is dead.
Michael Gambon is dead.© Getty Images
Michael Gambon is dead.
Michael Gambon is dead.© Getty Images
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