Actor Michael Gambon, best known for playing Albus Dumbledore in most of the “Harry Potter” movies, has died at 82 after his battle with pneumonia.
Actor Michael Gambon is dead.
Harry Potter’s fans are sad today! Actor Michael Gambon, best known for playing Albus Dumbledore in most of the “Harry Potter” movies, has died at 82 after his battle with pneumonia. His family confirmed the development in a press statement on Thursday evening.
Ever since the news development swept in, numerous celebrities from Hollywood have expressed grief about it. The core cast and crew of the Harry Potter series is yet to sink the development.
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Daniel Radcliffe, the lead actor of the original “Harry Potter” film franchise, is remembering his late costar Michael Gambon today. As reported by news outlet Variety, Daniel expressed, “With the loss of Michael Gambon the world just became considerably less fun. Michael Gambon was one of the most brilliant, effortless actors I have ever had the privilege of working with, but despite his immense talent, the thing I will remember most about him is how much fun he had doing his job.”
“He was silly, irreverent and hilarious. He loved his job, but never seemed defined by it. He was an incredible story and joke teller and his habit of blurring the lines of fact and fiction when talking to journalists meant that he was also one of the most entertaining people with whom you could ever wish to do a press junket,” Daniel wrapped up.
Rupert Grint, best known for playing the role of Ron Weasley, also took to his Instagram handle to react to the news of Sir Michael Gambon's passing. “So sad to hear about Michael. He brought so much warmth and mischief to every day on set. He captivated me as a kid and became a personal role model of mine for finding the fun and eccentricities in life. Sending all my love to his family, Rupert.” wrote Rupert on Instagram.
The author of the Harry Potter novels, JK Rowling, and others also expressed grief on the news development.