Michael Gambon, the Irish actor who played Albus Dumbledore in the "Harry Potter" films, died at the age of 82 on September 28, 2023.

Gambon won a Tony Award for his performance in the play "Art" in 1996 and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film "The Father" in 2020.

Gambon took over the role of Dumbledore in the "Harry Potter" films from Richard Harris, who died in 2002.

Gambon's portrayal of Dumbledore was beloved by fans of the "Harry Potter" books and films. He was known for his warmth, wisdom, and strength.

Daniel Radcliffe, tweeted, "Michael Gambon was a giant of stage and screen. He was one of the greatest actors of his generation, and he will be deeply missed."

Gambon's portrayal of Dumbledore was a key part of the success of the "Harry Potter" films. He helped to bring the character to life in a way that was both believable and inspiring.

In addition to his work on the "Harry Potter" films, Gambon also starred in a number of other notable films, including "The King's Speech," "Gosford Park," and "Sleepy Hollow."

Gambon was married to actress Philippa Hart from 1962 until his death. They had two children together.

Michael Gambon made a significant impact on the world of theater, film, and television. He will be deeply missed by his fans and colleagues.