Actor Michael Gambon, who played Dumbledore in ‘Harry Potter,’ has died at the age of 82, his family announces

The actor who played the headmaster of the wizarding school in the hit saga “Harry Potter” died Thursday following pneumonia.

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Michael Gambon, July 7, 2011 in London, during the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows".  (CARL COURT / AFP)

Michael Gambon, known for his role as Dumbledore in the Harry Potter saga, died in hospital of pneumonia at the age of 82, his family announced Thursday, September 28 in a press release published by SkyNews. “We are devastated to announce the death of Michael Gambon”warned his wife and son.

The Anglo-Irish actor played the role of Dumbeldore from the third film in the saga, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. It was Richard Harris, who died in 2002, who played this role in the first two films. Many fans of the saga paid tribute to him on social networks. He was also known for playing French detective Jules Maigret in the series Maigret on the British channel ITV, as well as for his role in the BBC series The Singing Detective.

Michael Gambon began his career in the mid-1960s at the British National Theatre. Devoting himself to the stage for more than 15 years, he has established himself as one of the most renowned figures in theater across the Channel. He subsequently appeared in cinema and television and won four British Academy Awards for best actor from 1987 to 2002. The actor was also knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1997.

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