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Actor Sir Michael Gambon has died at the age of 82, according to his family, quoted by Sky News.

He is best known for his role as Hogwarts director Dumbledore in most Harry Potter films.

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Sir Michael 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 also played French detective Jules Maigre in the ITV series Maigre, as well as in the BBC series The Singing Detective.

A statement on behalf of Lady Gambon and her son Fergus Gambon said: "We are devastated to announce the loss of Sir Michael Gambon." "Beloved husband and father Michael died peacefully in the hospital, with his wife Anne and son Fergus by their bedside, after having pneumonia."

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