Professor Dumbledore from Harry Potter is no longer alive
Michael Gambo, best known for playing ‘Prof. Albus Dumbledore’ in the “Harry Potter” films, died at the age of 82 after a brief battle with pneumonia.
Clair Dobbs, his publicist, made the following statement on behalf of the family:
“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, following a bout of Pneumonia. Michael was 82.
“We ask that you respect our privacy at this painful time and thank you for your messages of support and love.”
The actor was born in Cabra, Dublin, but spent his childhood in London. Gambon earned his first work as an apprentice tool maker while growing up as an Irish immigrant.
In his almost 60-year career, the Dublin-born actor has played a variety of roles ranging from television to cinema to theatre and radio.
Lady Gambon and son Fergus stated that their “beloved husband and papa” died peacefully in the hospital with his family by his side.
Late Gambo’s career took off once he joined the Laurence Oliver National Theatre acting group in London.
He later earned three Olivier Awards for his performances in National Theatre shows.