Michael Gambon, Iconic 'Harry Potter' Dumbledore, Passes at 82

By: Babita Singh


Actor Michael Gambon, famous for his portrayal of Albus Dumbledore in the "Harry Potter" series, has passed away at 82 due to pneumonia, as confirmed by his family's statement. 

The family's statement, issued by his publicist Clair Dobbs, described him as a beloved husband and father who peacefully passed away in the company of his wife and son. 

Michael Gambon, renowned for his extensive work in TV, film, and radio, also played a memorable role in the 1980s hit series "The Singing Detective." 

Born in Cabra, Dublin, Gambon moved to London during his childhood, eventually developing a lifelong passion for antique guns, clocks, and classic cars. 

Despite starting as an apprentice toolmaker, Gambon's journey led him to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he embarked on a successful acting career, including roles in Shakespearean plays. 

While his illustrious career spanned various accolades and roles, Michael Gambon's portrayal of Dumbledore in the "Harry Potter" series remains a defining and cherished moment in cinematic history. 

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