- Renowned Irish-English actor Michael Gambon, known for his portrayal of Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films, is dead
- In a family statement released on Thursday, September 28, it was confirmed that he succumbed to pneumonia
- Throughout a prolific career spanning television, film, radio, and the stage, Gambon earned several prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards
- A Nigerian UX developer, Anene Emmanuel Ebube, who happens to be a fan of the Harry Potter films, spoke to Legit.ng about the memorable character of prof Dumbledore
Veteran Irish-English actor Michael Gambon, best remembered for depicting Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films, has died at 82.
On Thursday, September 28, his family released a statement announcing he had died from pneumonia.
"We are devastated to announce the loss of Sir Michael Gambon.
"Michael died peacefully in hospital with his wife Anne and son Fergus at his bedside, following a bout of pneumonia,"" the statement read.
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USA Today reported that, in a decades-long acting career encompassing television, film, radio, and the stage, Gambon won four British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards for his role as the headmaster of the wizarding school Hogwarts in the Harry Potter series.
Born in Dublin, the capital of Ireland, he was knighted in 1998 for his contributions to the entertainment industry.
In the ITV series Maigret, based on the JK in the Rowling novels, Gambon portrayed the French detective Jules Maigret. He was also well-known for his role as Philip Marlow in the BBC production of Dennis Potter's The Singing Detective.
He began his career as a founding member of London's Royal National Theatre and went on to appear in several Shakespeare plays.
Albus Dumbledore He was Harry’s master and father figure - Anene Ebube
Speaking with Legit.ng on the tragic passing of the great English veteran, Michael Gambon, UX developer Anene Emmanuel Ebube recalled his fond memories of watching the late actor and his character significance in the prominent movie collection.
"Dumbledore, to me, represented a great teacher and magician whom other magicians respected. He was a father figure to Harry Potter, as Harry remained loyal to him until the end."
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