- Renowned Irish-English actor Michael Gambon, known for his portrayal of Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films, is dead
- In a family statement released on Thursday, September 28, it was confirmed that he succumbed to pneumonia
- Throughout a prolific career spanning television, film, radio, and the stage, Gambon earned several prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards
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Veteran Irish-English actor Michael Gambon, best remembered for depicting Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films, has died at 82.
On Thursday, September 28, his family released a statement announcing he had died from pneumonia.
"We are devastated to announce the loss of Sir Michael Gambon.
"Michael died peacefully in hospital with his wife Anne and son Fergus at his bedside, following a bout of pneumonia,"" the statement read.
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USA Today reported that, in a decades-long acting career encompassing television, film, radio, and the stage, Gambon won four British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards for his role as the headmaster of the wizarding school Hogwarts in the Harry Potter series.
Born in Dublin, the capital of Ireland, he was knighted in 1998 for his contributions to the entertainment industry.
In the ITV series Maigret, based on the JK in the Rowling novels, Gambon portrayed the French detective Jules Maigret. He was also well-known for his role as Philip Marlow in the BBC production of Dennis Potter's The Singing Detective.
He began his career as a founding member of London's Royal National Theatre and went on to appear in several Shakespeare plays.
Uncle Ato recalls late wife's long battle with sickness before her death
YEN.com.gh reported that Ghanaian gospel singer Reverend Alexander Bruce-Ghartey, known as Uncle Ato, disclosed that his departed wife battled a protracted ailment before passing.
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The singer said his late wife Amen Ama Bruce-Ghartey's long battle with the sickness that took her life began in 2015.
When asked why he chose to describe her as a strong woman in a painting that featured her picture in an interview on United Showbiz on Saturday, February 25, Uncle Ato said she was strong during her struggle with the sickness before she passed.
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