Renowned Actor Michael Gambon Passes Away at 82, Remembered for Iconic Role as Albus Dumbledore in Later Harry Potter Films

**Renowned Actor Michael Gambon Passes Away at 82 Due to Pneumonia**

Michael Gambon, the veteran actor best known for his role as Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film series, has sadly passed away at the age of 82. His publicist confirmed that he succumbed to pneumonia.

Gambon took on the iconic role of Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore in 2004, stepping into the shoes of the late Richard Harris. His portrayal of the beloved character left an indelible mark on the franchise.

In a statement released by his family through his publicist, they expressed their profound grief: “We are devastated to announce the loss of Sir Michael Gambon. Beloved husband and father, Michael died peacefully in the hospital with his wife Anne and son Fergus at his bedside.”

Throughout his illustrious career spanning over five decades, Gambon’s distinctive deep and drawling voice made him instantly recognizable in any role he undertook. His portrayal of Dumbledore endeared him to Harry Potter fans around the world after the passing of his predecessor, Richard Harris, in 2002.

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