Professor Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter movies dies due to pneumonia

Thursday, 28 September 2023 - 17:42

Renowned actor Sir Michael Gambon has passed away at the age of 82, according to an announcement from his family.

Best known for his portrayal of Professor Albus Dumbledore in six of the eight Harry Potter films, Sir Michael's career spanned five decades and encompassed various mediums, including television, film, theatre, and radio. His illustrious career earned him four BAFTA awards.

Sir Michael Gambon, who was born in Dublin, succumbed to pneumonia while in the hospital. His widow, Lady Gambon, and son Fergus, expressed that their "beloved husband and father" passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family.

In addition to his iconic role in the Harry Potter series, which was based on the novels by J.K. Rowling, Sir Michael also took on the character of French detective Jules Maigret in the ITV series "Maigret." He is further remembered for his portrayal of Philip Marlow in Dennis Potter's "The Singing Detective," which aired on the BBC.

Sir Michael Gambon commenced his career as one of the founding members of the Royal National Theatre in London, where he showcased his talent in various Shakespearean productions. His remarkable contributions to the entertainment industry earned him a knighthood in 1998, recognizing his significant service to the field.

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