According to a statement released by his family through his publicist, Michael Gambon passed away following “a bout of pneumonia.”
“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,” his family said.
Throughout a career spanning over five decades, Michael Gambon remained unmistakable thanks to the distinctive, deep, and deliberate cadence of his voice. He assumed the iconic role of Dumbledore, following the passing of his predecessor, Richard Harris, in 2002, endearing himself to fans and leaving an indelible mark on the character.