Sir Michael Gambon, best known for his role as Dumbledore in the Harry Potter franchise, has passed away at the age of 82.
Born in Dublin, Sir Michael Gambon was a veteran actor with his career spanning decades. While best known for his roles in films like Harry Potter, Sir Gambon lived a life of diverse interests, including becoming a licensed pilot and even earning knighthood in 1998. The actor sadly passed away in the hospital on September 28, 2023 following complications with pneumonia.
“We are devastated to announce the loss of Sir Michael Gambon,” His family said in a recently released statement. “Beloved husband and father, Michael died peacefully in hospital with his wife Anne and son Fergus at his bedside.”
Sir Michael Gambon was known around the world for portraying Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter franchise starting in the The Prisoner of Azkaban. He held an accomplished career outside of the franchise, starring in projects like Fantastic Mr. Fox, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and The King’s Speech, the latter of which earned him a Screen Actors Guild award.
After 82 years of life and over six decades in the arts, Sir Michael Gambon’s legacy will never truly be forgotten. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends. He will be deeply missed.
Source: Associated Press