In a rather heartbreaking update, legendary actor Sir Michael Gambon passed away at 82. The iconic actor famous for playing the character of Hogwart’s most-admired headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, died on September 28, according to a statement from his family. According to the statement, Gambon died peacefully in hospital with his family by his side.
The British-Irish actor had a vastly illustrious career on stage and screen. He began acting in the early 1960s, debuting in a Dublin production of ‘Othello’ at the Gate Theatre. He eventually made his way to London, where he landed a role in the National Theatre Company’s inaugural Hamlet production in 1963. He became one of the country’s most renowned and revered actors, earning numerous awards, including four BAFTA TV awards.
He starred in several critically acclaimed films, including ‘The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He won the Best Actor award for his role in the final film, ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.’ The film received 12 Academy Award nominations, winning four, including Best Picture and Best Director. The same year, he also won the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor in the film.
Though Gambon had many films to his credit, he is best known as the wise wizard in ‘Harry Potter’ movies. He played Dumbledore in six of the franchise’s eight films. His enigmatic, kind and wise nature made him a beloved figure to millions of fans.
Gambon’s death triggered an outpouring of grief and love from fans worldwide. Many took to Twitter to remember the great man who enchanted the world with his magical presence. The heartwarming tributes ranged from quotes from the books to images of him in costume and behind the scenes on set.
Amid the mourning, one of Dumbledore’s most powerful quotes on death has gone viral. It is a quote from the book ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,’ which Dumbledore gave to Harry when the young wizard decided whether to fight Voldemort.
The powerful quote reminds us that life is fleeting and we must live each day to its fullest. It is also a reminder that we should spend time with the people who matter in our lives and make them happy.
Michael Gambon will be missed by fans worldwide, but his legacy will live forever. The wise wizard has inspired generations of children to pursue their dreams and reach for the stars. He was an inspiration to everyone who saw him on screen. His loss is a sad moment for the entertainment world, and he will be remembered as a true legend.