There is mourning in the Harry Potter community. At the age of 82, renowned actor Michael Gambon has away. He was best known for playing headmaster Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter movie series.
His wife Lady Gambon and son Fergus Gambon released a statement on Thursday confirming the tragic news.
Following a bout with pneumonia, Michael, a devoted husband and father, passed away quietly in the hospital with his wife Anne and son Fergus by his side. Michael had 82 years.
We ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time and appreciate your words of support and love, the statement said.
The Harry Potter series was forever changed by Sir Michael Gambon’s portrayal of Albus Dumbledore, and he won over fans all over the world.
Michael Gambon was raised in London, England, despite the fact that he was born in Dublin, Ireland. He was six years old when his family relocated to London. Before he discovered his love for performing, he was a toolmaker.
He made his professional theatrical debut in 1962, and shortly thereafter he built a name for himself as a gifted and adaptable performer.
Many of his followers only became aware of him much later, when Gambon rose to fame by taking Richard Harris’ place as Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film series from 2004 to 2011.
He talked about playing the headmaster of Hogwarts in Harry Potter in 2007. He claimed that he “truly didn’t have to portray anyone. It’s not much of a feat; I just put on a beard and play myself. I don’t ever break into a role; every personality I play is just a distorted version of my own. I’m not much of a character actor.
Gambon starred in a variety of films in addition to his well-known role as Dumbledore, such as Gosford Park, The Insider, The King’s Speech, and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. For his contributions to theatre, he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II and four TV Baftas. Gambon was not just an actor but also a dedicated collector.
After suffering pneumonia, Michael Gambon reportedly died quietly in a hospital, surrounded by his wife Anne and son Fergus.
Good night and Godspeed, Dumbledore. He was a fantastic actor who excelled in each and every role he took on. Sending condolences to his family, friends, and supporters.