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Michael Gambon, 'Harry Potter' actor, dead at 82

Michael Gambon, who was known for his role as Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore in six of the eight "Harry Potter" films, has died Thursday. He was 82.

"We are devastated to announce the loss of Sir Michael Gambon. Beloved husband and father, Michael died peacefully in hospital with his wife Anne and son Fergus at his bedside, following a bout of Pneumonia. Michael was 82," his publicist confirmed with Fox News Digital.

 "We ask that you respect our privacy at this painful time and thank you for your messages of support and love."


A photo of Michael Gambon

Michael Gambon was known for playing Dumbledore in several "Harry Potter" films. (Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan)

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Stephanie Giang-Paunon is an Entertainment Writer for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to and on Twitter: @SGiangPaunon.