Michael Gambon(image credits: google)

Michael Gambon was suffering from pneumonia. The actor took on the role of Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films in 2004, replacing Richard Harris.

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Michael Gambon dies at 82

Experienced actor Michael, known for portraying the character of Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore in six out of eight Harry Potter films, has passed away, as announced by his publicist on Thursday. He was 82 years old.

In a statement released by his publicist, it was stated that his death was due to “pneumonia.”

“We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Sir Michael Gambon. Beloved husband and father, Michael peacefully passed away in the hospital with his wife Annie and son Fergus by his side,” his family said.

Michael Gambon
(image credits: google)

Throughout a career spanning more than five decades, regardless of the role he played, Gambon could always be instantly recognized by his deep and captivating voice.

He was chosen to take on the iconic Dumbledore role in 2002, following the death of his predecessor, Richard Harris

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