'Dumbledore' actor Sir Michael Gambon dies aged 82

Written by Henrik Rothen

Sep.28 - 2023 1:47 PM CET

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'Dumbledore' actor Sir Michael Gambon dies aged 82

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Sir Michael Gambon, the renowned actor best known for his portrayal of Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film series, has died at the age of 82. The news was confirmed by his family, stating that he passed away peacefully in a hospital.

Gambon's career spanned over five decades, and he was one of the most respected figures in the British film and theater industry.

However, it was his role as the wise and enigmatic headmaster of Hogwarts, Albus Dumbledore, that brought him international fame. He took over the role after the death of Richard Harris, who played Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter films.

The actor was knighted in 1998 for his contributions to drama and had received multiple awards throughout his career. His family has requested privacy during this difficult time.

Gambon's death has left fans and the entertainment industry mourning the loss of a true legend. His work will continue to be celebrated, and he will be sorely missed.

Relive some of Michael Gambon's most memorable moments as Dumbledore in the video below

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