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Beloved actor Sir Michael Gambon, best known for his memorable performance as Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films, has passed away. He was 82.
The news was confirmed by his family, who shared the news he had died peacefully in hospital.
“We are devastated to announce the loss of Sir Michael Gambon,” a statement reads.
“Beloved husband and father, Michael died peacefully in hospital with his wife Anne and son Fergus at his bedside, following a bout of pneumonia.”
“We ask that you respect our privacy at this painful time and thank you for your messages of support and love,” the family added.
Gambon is best known for his role as Professor Albus Dumbledore in six movies from the Harry Potter series. He won four BAFTA awards, two Screen Actors Guild awards, and three Olivier awards.
The decorated actor made his theater debut in 1962 with the stage production of William Shakespeare’s Othello, where he played the Second Gentleman. Three years later, in 1965, Gambon appeared in his first-ever film Othello as the Senator.
The Harry Potter actor was also awarded the title of Knight Bachelor by Queen Elizabeth II for his contributions to the drama industry.
He last starred in the 2019 psychological thriller movie Cordelia, where he played Moses