Harry Potter actor Sir Michael Gambon dies at 82


Michael Gambon succumbed to a bout of pneumonia. The actor replaced Richard Harris as Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films in 2004 Veteran actor Michael Gambon who was known to many for his portrayal of Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore in six of the eight Harry Potter films has died his publicist said Thursday. He was 82 Also Read Harry Potter actor Bonnie Wright says she was disappointed by Ginny Weasley s screentime Made me feel frustrated A statement by his family issued by his publicist said he died following a bout of pneumonia We are devastated to announce the loss of Sir Michael Gambon. Beloved husband and father Michael died peacefully in hospital with his wife Anne and son Fergus at his bedside his family said


Harry Potter actor Sir Michael Gambon on Thursday died in a hospital at the age of 82. Family sources said he was suffering from pneumonia. Sir Michael was best known for playing Professor Albus Dumbledore in six of the eight Harry Potter films. He also appeared in Fantastic Mr Fox played French detective Maigret and starred in The Singing Detective Sir Michael began his acting career more than 60 years ago and was one of the original members of the Royal National Theatre alongside Laurence Olivier He was a decorated and accomplished star of stage and screen winning Oliviers BAFTAs and Emmys in his six decadeslong career


Matter what role he took on in a career that lasted more than five decades, Gambon was always instantly recognisable by the deep and drawling tones of his voice. He was cast as the much-loved Dumbledore after the death of his predecessor Richard Harris in 2002 Michael Gambon, who played Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore in the final six Harry Potter films, died at 82 on Thursday. Several Potterheads took to social media to send condolences, particularly by ‘raising their wands’ and sharing Dumbledore’s memorable dialogues penned by JK Rowling. (Also Read: Michael Gambon dies at 82, actor best known for playing Albus Dumbledore in later



The official Instagram handle of the Harry Potter films, owned by the production house Warner Bros, posted a black-and-white picture of Gambon in his Dumbledore avatar, opening the door of Hogwarts. The caption read, “We are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Sir Michael Gambon. He brought immeasurable joy to Harry Potter fans from all over the world with his humour, kindness and grace. We will forever hold his memory in our hearts A fan page on X (formerly Twitter), Harry Potter Universe, also shared a statement that read, “Sad to report that Michael Gambon, who played Albus Dumbledore in the last six Harry Potter films, has sadly passed away at the age of 82. Please raise your wands for Michael and all of his family and friends during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.


Several Potterheads responded by indeed raising their wands, either via text, emojis or GIFs from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the fifth instalment, from Dumbledore’s funeral. In that film, late Alan Rickman’s loyal character of Severus Snape kills Dumbledore’s character with the Avada Kedavra curse, leading to the memorable and saddening visual of Dumbledore falling from the Astronomy Tower at Hogwarts Many Potterheads condoled Michael’s death by sharing apt dialogues of Dumbledore. One of them wrote on X Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light Albus Dumbledore RIP Another user pointed out how “Dumbledore and Hagrid left together.” Robbie Coltraine, who played Rubius Hagrid in the Harry Potter franchise, also died last year The user wrote Hagrid and Dumbledore left together they will be unforgettable Robbie Coltrane (1950-2022) – Michael Gambon (1940-2023)


One of them addressed Michael with the full name of Dumbledore s character They posted TO THE BEST HEADMASTER EVER PROFESSOR ALBUS PERCIVAL WULFRIC BRIAN DUMBLEDORE SIR Another Potterhead pointed out that both the Dumbledores have left us. Richard Harris, who played the Hogwarts headmaster before Michael in the first two Harry Potter films, died in 2002 Harry Potter had a very special relationship with Michael Gambon’s Albus Dumbledore in the hit film series. Michael died at 82, leaving the Harry Potter cast and crew and his millions of fans across the globe in grief. Opening up about what he would remember about Michael the most, Daniel told Variety that he used to have too much fun on sets and was “silly, irreverent and hilarious”. Also read: Michael Gambon dies: Potterheads raise their wands to the actor who played Albus Dumbledore

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