Harry Potter fans received sad news this morning. And the renowned actor Michael Gambon, who played the director of Howard’s Albus Dumbledore in the saga, has died at the age of 82.
The news was confirmed by the actor’s family, and then shared on several portals around the world. And the popularity of the British actor is worldwide thanks to his participation in the saga of the young magician.
What happened to Dumbledore?
According to the testimony of his wife and son, published by his consultant declassified by CNN, Michael Gambon died of pneumonia in the hospital accompanied by his family. The actor had not played since 2019, but due to memory problems, he has reduced his performances since 2015.
“We are devastated to announce the loss of Sir Michael Gambon. Beloved husband and father, Michael died peacefully in the hospital with his wife Anne and son Fergus at his bedside after pneumonia. Miguel was 82 years old. We ask that you respect our privacy during this painful time and we appreciate your messages of support and affection, “his words read.
The career of Michael Gambon
The actor who played Dumbledore has been known since the third film, The Prisoner of Azkaban, when he took on the role of Richard Harris. He died a few weeks before the premiere of the second film.
From that moment on, Gambon sat down in Dumbledore’s place and from then on appeared in the eighth film (seventh, part 2) until the end of the saga.
In addition, since the 1960s, he has worked on other popular films, such as Paddington and The King’s Speech, as well as on various projects in the theater and on television.