Michael Gambon, best known for his role as Professor Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films, has died at the age of 82. The actor’s family confirmed this to the British press.
Sad news for all “Harry Potter” fans: actor Michael Gambon has died at the age of 82. The “Daily Mail” refers to the statement of his family, which confirmed the death.
Family requests privacy
“We are devastated by the death of Sir Michael Gambon,” read the message from his wife and surviving son. “We ask that you respect our privacy during this painful time and thank you for your messages of support and love,” it continued. The actor, who many people remember for his role as the good-natured “Professor Dumbledore”, died in hospital. He is said to have previously suffered from pneumonia.
Queen Elizabeth II paid Michael Gambon a great honor
But the “Harry Potter” films were not to be his only successful collaborations: Michael Gambon looked back on a long list of films in which he appeared – over 170 in total.
In 1992, Queen Elizabeth II (†) knighted him, which is why he was called “Sir Michael Gambon” ever since.