British actor Michael Gambon, best known for playing Albus Dumbledore in six of the eight Harry Potter films, has died in hospital at the age of 82, his family said.
Gambon has won four BAFTA television awards during his decade-long acting career in television, film, radio and theatre, which culminated in his beloved role as the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Potter series, writes BGNES.
“Our beloved husband and father passed away peacefully while in hospital. His wife Anne and their son Fergus were with him in his final moments. We ask for your understanding at this difficult time for the family,” the official statement said.
He was called “The Great Gambon” and for years has been an inspiration to several generations of British actors who have learned from his talent.
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The career of Michael Gambon
Gambon had huge success in arthouse cinema with roles such as Peter Greenaway’s The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover in 1989. He later took on more commercial roles in Hollywood productions including Sleepy Hollow, The Insider and the Harry Potter series. Tam Gambon took over the role of Albus Dumbledore after the death of Richard Harris in 2002, bTV recalls.
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