Michael Gambon an American actor who played the role of Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films starting with the third installment, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is dead
In six of the eight Harry Potter films, he played Professor Albus Dumbledore, for which he was best known. He took over the role from Richard Harris, who played Dumbledore in the first two films. Gambon played Dumbledore in the remaining five films of the series, ending with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.
The family of Michael Gambon said today that he passed away quietly in a hospital at the age of 82 after suffering from pneumonia.
This was stated in a statement made by publicist Clair Dobbs on behalf of his wife Lady Gambon and son Fergus Gambon, according to the Daily Mail.
The statement read, “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, following a bout of pneumonia. Michael was 82,” Dobbs said.
“We ask that you respect our privacy at this painful time and thank you for your messages of support and love.’
Gambon is a highly respected actor, and his performance as Dumbledore was widely praised by critics and fans alike. He brought a gravitas and wisdom to the role that was perfectly suited to the character.
Gambon’s Dumbledore was a complex and well-rounded character. He was wise and powerful, but he was also flawed and vulnerable. He was a mentor and father figure to Harry, but he also made mistakes and had his own demons to face.
Gambon’s performance as Dumbledore is one of the many things that makes the Harry Potter films so special. He created a character that is both beloved and iconic.