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British film and theatre actor Sir Michael Gambon has passed away. Gambon is best known for his role as Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter film series, who died in hospital. He was 82.
His family said: "We are devastated to announce the loss of Sir Michael Gambon. A beloved husband and father, Michael died peacefully in hospital with his wife Anne and son Fergus at his bedside, following an attack of pneumonia."
Gambon began his acting career more than 60 years ago, and was one of the first members of the Royal National Theatre alongside Laurence Olivier. He appeared in many other films including Othello, The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Lover, and The Gambler, as well as The Singing Detective, Drawer, Wives and Daughters and The Hollow Crown.
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