Actor Michael Gambon, who famously played the role of Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter series, after the death of Richard Harris, has died at the age of 82.
A statement was issued by his publicist Clair Dobbs on behalf of his wife Anne Miller, which 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. Michael was 82. We ask that you respect our privacy at this painful time and thank you for your messages of support and love.”
Who is Anne Miller?
Gambon is survived by his wife Anne Miller and his three children.
Gambon married his wife Anne Miller when he was 22 years old back in 1962. Miller was a mathemetician. The couple lived in Gravesend, Kent, and had a son together named, Fergus. Fergus grew up to become a ceramics expert on “Antiques Roadshow.”
Since 2000, Gambon had an affair with Philippa Hart, who is 25 years younger than him. He publicly announced her as his girlfriend in 2001 on a movie set and later went public with the affair in 2002. After that, he moved out of the home that he had with Miller. In 2007, Gambon had a son with Hart. The couple had another son in 2009. Throughout Gambon and Hart’s relationship, Gambon has remained officially married to Miller.
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In the New Year Honours 1998, Gambon was appointed a Knight Bachelor for services to drama. On July 17, 1998, he was invested by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.