Rupert Grint pays heartfelt tribute to Harry Potter co-star Michael Gambon following his death
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Rupert Grint has issued a heartfelt tribute to Harry Potter co-star Michael Gambon following his death.
A statement issued on behalf of Lady Gambon and son Fergus Gambon said: “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.”
Taking to Instagram, Grint, who played Ron Weasley, wrote an emotional tribute to his co-star, which read: "So sad to hear about Michael. He brought so much warmth and mischief to every day on set. He captivated me as a kid and became a personal role model of mine for finding the fun and eccentricities in life. Sending all my love to his family, Rupert."
Gambon was best known for taking over the Dumbledore role from Richard Harris in the Harry Potter film franchise after his predecessor passed away in 2002.
Born in Dublin in 1940, he came up through the Royal National Theatre with fellow acting legend Laurence Olivier and went on to win many awards including three Olivier Awards, four BAFTAs, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
He is also known for his roles in classic films like The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, Gosford Park, and A View from the Bridge.