British-Irish actor Michael Gambon well-known by the fans for playing the role of professor Albus Dumbledore in the popular Harry Potter franchise has died. He passed away at the age of 82.
According to various reports, Gambon died peacefully in a hospital on September 28, 2023. It has been reported by People magazine, that he was suffering from pneumonia. The actor’s rep issued an official statement on behalf of the Gambon family.
The statement read, “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.”
The family concluded the statement by saying, “We ask that you respect our privacy at this painful time and thank you for your messages of support and love.”
Michael Gambon is survived by his wife Anne Miller and sons Fergus Gambon and Michael Gambon. Keep scrolling further to know more about Michael Gambon including his net worth in 2023.
Michael Gambon’s net worth revealed
As per Celebrity Net Worth, the estimated net worth of Michael Gambon was somewhat around $20 million at the time of his death. He kicked off his acting career on stage and later on, he shifted to TV shows and movies.
Back in the day, the Emmy-nominated actor attended the St. Aloysius Boys’ School before joining St. Aloysius’ College. When we talk about his first stage play, it was Othello in 1962. He made his film debut with a movie of the same name in 1965.
Over his remarkable acting career which spanned over six decades, Gambon starred in several shows such as A Picture of Katherine Mansfield, Play of the Month, The Man Outside, and Masquerade.
Michael’s film credits include Nothing But the Night, The Beast Must Die, Turtle Diary, The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, & Her Lover, The Gambler, Toys, Dancing at Lughnasa and The Insider amongst many others.
Danielle Radcliffe, Emma Watson and J.K. Rowling pay tribute to the late ‘Harry Potter’ star Michael Gambon
In a statement issued to Variety, Danielle Radcliffe mourned the loss of Gambon by saying, “With the loss of Michael Gambon the world just became considerably less fun. Michael Gambon was one of the most brilliant, effortless actors I’ve ever had the privilege of working with, but despite his immense talent, the thing I will remember most about him is how much fun he had doing his job. He was silly, irreverent and hilarious.”
Emma Watson took to her Instagram Story and wrote, “Kind, kind, kind Michael Gambon. You never took it too seriously but somehow delivered the most serious moments with all the gravitas. Thank you for showing us what it looks like to wear greatness lightly. We will miss you.”
J.K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter shared on X formerly known as Twitter, “I’ve just heard the awful news about Michael Gambon. The first time I ever laid eyes on him was in King Lear, in 1982, and if you’d told me then that brilliant actor would appear in anything I’d written, I’d have thought you were insane.”
She added, “Michael was a wonderful man in additional to being an outstanding actor, and I absolutely loved working with him, not only on Potter but also The Casual Vacancy. My deepest condolences go to Michael’s family and everyone who loved him.”
I've just heard the awful news about Michael Gambon. The first time I ever laid eyes on him was in King Lear, in 1982, and if you'd told me then that brilliant actor would appear in anything I'd written, I'd have thought you were insane. Michael was a wonderful man in additional…
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 28, 2023
Our love and prayers go out to the close friends and family members of the legendary actor Michael Gambon during this hard time. May his soul rest in peace. Stay tuned to Teal Mango for more updates from the world of entertainment.