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Michael Gambon, Who Played Dumbledore in ‘Harry Potter,’ Dead at 82

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Michael Gambon, Who Played Dumbledore in ‘Harry Potter,’ Dead at 82

Michael Gambon, Who Played Dumbledore in ‘Harry Potter,’ Dead at 82

Michael Gambon, , Who Played Dumbledore in ‘Harry Potter,’ , Dead at 82.

Gambon "died peacefully in hospital" after battling pneumonia, his family said on Sept.

28.

We are devastated to announce the loss of Sir Michael Gambon, Michael Gambon's wife, Anne, and son, Fergus, via statement .

We ask that you respect our privacy at this painful time and thank you for your messages of support and love, Michael Gambon's wife, Anne, and son, Fergus, via statement .

Gambon was best known for taking over the role of Dumbledore in 'Harry Potter' after the death of Richard Harris, NBC News reports.

But the acclaimed actor had much more under his belt.

In 1962, he became a founding member of the National Theatre at the Old Vic in London alongside Derek Jacobi and Maggie Smith.

His theater presence landed him many TV and film roles, such as the lead in 1986's 'The Singing Detective,' which made him a household name in the U.K. His theater presence landed him many TV and film roles, such as the lead in 1986's 'The Singing Detective,' which made him a household name in the U.K. Other notable films he's appeared in include 'The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover,' 'The King's Speech' and 'Victoria & Abdul.'.

Throughout his career, he won four British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards, two Critics' Circle Theatre awards, three Laurence Oliver awards and two ensemble SAG awards, NBC News reports.

In 1998, he was knighted for his drama services.

Gambon retired from performing on stage in 2015 when he began to have trouble remembering his lines


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