Sir Michael Gambon, best known for portraying Dumbledore in the “Harry Potter” films, has passed away, his family announced Thursday.
He was 82.
“We are devastated to announce the loss of Sir Michael Gambon,” his rep said in a statement.
“Beloved husband and father, Michael died peacefully in hospital with his wife Anne and son Fergus at his bedside, following a bout of pneumonia.”
The statement concluded, “We ask that you respect our privacy at this painful time and thank you for your messages of support and love.”