The Harry Potter fans and cast are mourning the death of one of their own. The Hogwarts school of magic has turned dark as the headmaster of the wizard institution left the world. Legendary actor Michael Gambon passed away at the age of 82. The actor was famously known for his role as Professor Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter franchise.
Gambon took over the role of Dumbledore after the death of the original incumbent, Richard Harris. The actor built an impressive career over decades, but he will always be remembered and loved for being the headmaster of Hogwarts.
Michael Gambon died at the age of 82
Hogwarts has changed into an aimless, silent, and dismal place as the headmaster of the institution, Michael Gambon, left for his abode. The 82-year-old, famous for playing Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter franchise, died on September 28, leaving the world and the Harry Potter family broken and devastated.
Gambon died after contracting pneumonia. The Hollywood actor died peacefully in the hospital. A representative confirmed in a statement with People,
“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 statement concluded by asking for privacy at this painful time. The accomplished actor had an impressive career in movies, television, as well as theatre, and his love of the stage and theatre even proved to the world that age is just a number. He then did magic with his work in the Fantasy series as he took over Albus Dumbledore’s role after the death of Richard Harris in 2002.
How much did Michael Gambon earn from Harry Potter movies?
Michael Gambon gained notoriety in the Harry Potter series and carried on honing his skills in fields other than magic. The late actor took over the part of Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore in 2004’s Prisoner of Azkaban after the death of Richard Harris in 2002. He played Dumbledore in six Potter films.
He won over viewers’ hearts with his portrayal of Albus Dumbledore from the Harry Potter series and a variety of other theatrical performances throughout the years, making him a renowned and revered figure in theatre and film.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the net worth of Gambon was reportedly worth around $20 million. Much of this wealth came from his part in the Harry Potter franchise. The movies netted over $7.7 billion at the global box office.
According to National World, Gambon is believed to have earned $16 million throughout the series. Although Michael Gambon has left the world, his legacy will continue for years through his contribution to the entertainment world.
Source: National World