Harry Potter fans are bereaved. Irish actor Sir Michael Gambon who played the famed head of Hogwarts Albus Dumbledore is six of the eight Harry Potter movies is no more. He died at 82 after a bout of pneumonia. Fans are heartbroken at this sad news. It seemed he died peacefully in his sleep. His widow Lady Gambon and son Fergus issued a short statement confirming the same. His family was by his side. He was the winner of four BAFTA awards. Sir Michael Gambon’s demise has saddened millions of Potterheads the world over. His wise words have flooded social media has fans remember them.
A short biography of late Sir Michael Gambon
Sir Michael Gambon was born in Dublin, Ireland but his family moved to London when he was a child. He was one of the original members of Laurence Olivier’s National Theatre acting company. His work in British theatre was much awarded. Some of his other popular characters include playing French detective Jules Maigret in Maigret and the show, The Singing Detective. Fans of Harry Potter adored him as Albus Dumbledore the headmaster of the wizardry school of Hogwarts. He took over the role after the demise of Richard Harris. He has played King George V in the King’s Speech, the father of the stammering King George VI. In his career, he has won Emmy and Tony award nominations too. He was knighted for his services in 1998. His last stage performance was in 2012.
Irish PM pays tribute to late Sir Michael Gambon
The PM of Ireland who is known as Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar paid tribute on X (formerly Twitter) saying: “A great actor. Whether performing in Beckett, Dennis Potter or Harry Potter, he gave his all to every performance.” Fans are remembering him with immense love on social media. Take a look at some of the reactions…
“while we may come from different places and speak in different tongues, our hearts beat as one”
– rest in peace, Michael Gambon?? emails chanel can’t send? (@brinaloveish) September 28, 2023
thanks for portraying the absolute goat Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore with passion! rest in peace, you will always be remembered ??
eli (@byl8r) September 28, 2023
“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light” – Albus Dumbledore
After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” – #Dumbledore
Avantika Gupta (@iAvantikaGupta) September 28, 2023
raise your wands, rest in peace professor??
niiiiii (@ssshhyyy_) September 28, 2023
Sad to report that Michael Gambon, who played Albus Dumbledore in the last six Harry Potter films, has sadly passed away at the age of 82. Please raise your wands for Michael and all of his family and friends during this difficult time. May he rest in peace. #restinpeace pic.twitter.com/dPnQjOvMyt
Asid Hoque (@asid_hoque) September 28, 2023
TataCawol ? (@CarolSarreal) September 28, 2023
Sad to report that Michael Gambon, who played Albus Dumbledore in the last six Harry Potter films, has sadly passed away at the age of 82. Please raise your wands for Michael and all of his family and friends during this difficult time. May he rest in peace. Neon Junkook pic.twitter.com/gSGCvz7PMi
Aamir Siddiqui (@AajKiKhabarr) September 28, 2023
We can see that this is heartbreaking for millions of Harry Potter fans the world over. We extend our condolences to his near and dear ones in this moment of grief.
RIP Sir Michael Gambon: Sad days for all fans of Harry Potter as celluloid’s Albus Dumbledore is no more. He died at 82 due to pneumonia