Harry Potter’s Star Sir Michael Gambon Cause of Death, Age, Bio, Height, Wife, Net-Worth
Sir Michael Gambon died peacefully in hospital at the age of 82 following a bout of pneumonia.
A statement from his family said: “We are devastated to announce the loss of Sir Michael Gambon.
“Beloved husband and father, Michael died peacefully in hospital with his wife Anne and son Fergus at his bedside, following a bout of pneumonia. Michael was 82.
“We ask that you respect our privacy at this painful time and thank you for your messages of support and love.”
The actor’s career spanned across five decades with him being well-known for playing Professor Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films.
Taking over the role from Richard Harris, who died in 2002, Michael gained a huge fanbase with a younger audience who were fans of the Wizarding World franchise.
However, his acting debut first started back in 1962 when he was in a production of Othello in Dublin.
The late star was also known for his roles in Gosford Park, The King’s Speech, Sleepy Hollow and The Paddington films.
Sir Michael, who was known in acting circles as “The Great Gambon”, last appeared on stage over 10 years ago in a production of Samuel Beckett’s play All That Fall.