With his depiction of Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore in six of the eight "Harry Potter" movies, Irish-born actor Michael Gambon
who was knighted for his illustrious career on stage and screen and later won the affection of a new generation of moviegoers, has passed away. He was 82.
The actor passed away on Wednesday after suffering from "a bout of pneumonia," according to Clair Dobbs, the actor's publicist, who revealed this on Thursday.
We are heartbroken to report Sir Michael Gambon's passing. Michael, a devoted husband and father, passed away quietly in the hospital with his wife Anne and son Fergus by his bedside
Gambon had long been regarded as one of Britain's top performers, but his Potter part gave him a wide following and increased his international image.
He worked in theater, radio, television, and films, including "Gosford Park," "The King's Speech," and the animated family picture "Paddington."
He most recently made an appearance in the 2019 film "Judy," a biography of Judy Garland.