Sir Michael Gambon has died at the age of 82. The British actor had an eventful career, including the role of Professor Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter series, writes The Guardian.

The death of the star was announced in a statement on behalf of his wife and son, published by publicist Claire Dobbs. The actor died in hospital after suffering from pneumonia.

“We ask that you respect our privacy at this painful time and thank you for your messages of support and love,” the family said in a statement.

As you know, Michael Gambon joined the team working on the Harry Potter films after the death of actor Richard Harris in 2002. He was able to embody the unsurpassed image of the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry on the screen.

However, he had many successful roles on his way. One of the most significant is his participation in the production of The Life of Galileo. In addition, Michael Gambon is a multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, BAFTA and other nominee. In 1999, Queen Elizabeth II knighted the actor for his services to drama.