Actor Sir Michael Gambon has died peacefully in hospital, aged 82, his family has said.
Gambon died ‘peacefully’ in hospital after suffering pneumonia, his family confirmed, thanking fans for their ‘support and love’.
Michael Gambon has died
Michael Gambon is widely respected for his contributions to the world of entertainment and is considered one of the finest actors of his generation. His work has left a lasting impact on both the stage and screen
A statement issued on behalf of Lady Gambon and son Fergus Gambon said: “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.”
In recent years he played Albus Dumbledore in six of the eight Harry Potter films.
A Harry Potter account wrote: “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.”
Sir Michael Gambon was a renowned Irish-English actor born on October 19, 1940.
He has had a prolific career in film, television, and theater, and he is known for his versatility and talent as an actor. Some of his notable roles and achievements include:
Harry Potter Series: Michael Gambon is perhaps best known for taking over the role of Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film series after the death of Richard Harris, who originally played the character. Gambon portrayed Dumbledore in the remaining six films of the series.
Theatre: Gambon has a distinguished career in the theater. He has performed in numerous stage productions and received critical acclaim for his work. He has appeared in plays by renowned playwrights like Harold Pinter and Samuel Beckett.
Film: His film career includes roles in movies like “The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover” (1989), “Gosford Park” (2001), “The King’s Speech” (2010), and “The Book of Eli” (2010), among others.
Television: Gambon has also been active in television, with roles in series like “The Singing Detective” (1986), “Wives and Daughters” (1999), and “The Casual Vacancy” (2015), based on J.K. Rowling’s novel.
Awards: Throughout his career, Gambon has received numerous awards and nominations for his acting, including several BAFTA Awards, an Olivier Award, and a Tony Award nomination.
Knighthood: In 1998, Michael Gambon was awarded a knighthood for his services to drama.