By Marisol Bo-oc | 08:34 PM Septemner 28, 2023
Actor Michael Gambon, best known for playing Albus Dumbledore in most of the “Harry Potter” movies, a statement issued on behalf of his family said on Thursday,. Sept. 28, 2023, PA Media news agency reported.
He was 82.
A statement by his family, issued by his publicist, said he died following “a bout of pneumonia.”
“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,” his family said.
Gambon, who was born in Dublin, worked in TV, film, theatre and radio over his five-decade career. He had won four Baftas.
His widow Lady Gambon and son Fergus said their “beloved husband and father” died peacefully with his family by his side after suffering from pneumonia.
As well as his starring role in Harry Potter, based on the JK Rowling novels, Sir Michael played French detective Jules Maigret in ITV series Maigret. He is also known for his role as Philip Marlow in Dennis Potter’s The Singing Detective on the BBC.
He began his career as one of the original members of the Royal National Theatre in London and went on to star in a number of Shakespeare plays.
He was knighted for services to the entertainment industry in 1998.