Michael Gambon, Professor Dumbledore from Harry Potter, has died


By John

Sir Michael Gambonversatile British actor who became known to the global public for playing the character of Dumbledore (Professor Albus Dumbledore in the original language) in the Harry Potter film sagabut also popular before in the United Kingdom, died at the age of 82 in hospital, where he had been admitted for pneumonia, as announced by his family.

“Our beloved husband and father passed away peacefully,” wrote his wife, Lady Gambon, and his son Fergus.

The career of Gambon, who became Sir Michael after the recognition of his knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998, spanned the decades and saw him as a protagonist in the theater – also as a refined interpreter of Shakespeare -, in various TV series and on the radio , as well as at the cinema. In over half a century on the stage, he has won, among other things, 4 Bafta awards, the so-called British Oscars.