Actor Michael Gambon has passed away at age 82. Recognized partially for his position as Dumbledore within the ‘Harry Potter’ franchise, his spouse and son confirmed his loss of life by way of a press release on Thursday (Sept. 28).
“We ask that you simply respect our privateness at this painful time and thanks to your messages of help and love,” spouse Anne and son Fergus mentioned.
NBC reviews that Gambon’s household released the statement by way of publicist Clair Dobbs. It reportedly revealed that Michael Gambon “died peacefully within the hospital.”
Presently, no public data is accessible about Gambon’s reason behind loss of life.
Michael Gambon Former “Harry Potter” Castmates React To His Dying
Michael Gambon was a critically acclaimed and awarded actor who began on the theater stage earlier than TV and movies. He was a four-time award winner with the British Academy of Movie and Tv and a three-time Olivier Award winner.
Many in the US (and globally) may keep in mind him for his time as Dumbledore in “Harry Potter” from the third to the eighth film within the franchise.
Jason Isaacs, who performed the position of Lucius Malfoy within the majority of the movies, devoted a message to Michael on Thursday.
“Magnificent Michael Gambon has died. I realized what appearing could possibly be from Michael in The Singing Detective – advanced, weak, and totally human. The best thrill of being within the Potter movies was that he knew my identify and shared his fearless, filthy sense of enjoyable with me.”
Magnificent Michael Gambon has died. I realized what appearing could possibly be from Michael in The Singing Detective – advanced, weak and totally human. The best thrill of being within the Potter movies was that he knew my identify and shared his fearless, filthy sense of enjoyable with me.
— Jason Isaacs (@jasonsfolly) September 28, 2023
In the meantime, James Phelps, the actor behind Fred Weasley’s character, additionally shared a touching story concerning the late Gambon on his Instagram feed.
“He was all the time very humorous and really welcoming to share any data he had,” Phelps wrote.
James revealed that after they have been taking pictures Dumbledore’s last clock tower scene, Michael used his downtime to assist him rehearse for a “Peter and the Wolf” studying with the Manchester Halle orchestra. He says the reminiscence is “one of many highlights of [his “Harry Potter”] days.”