Actor Sir Michael Gambon has died in hospital aged 82, his family said.
Sir Michael, who has won four TV Baftas, is known for his extensive catalog of work in television, film, radio and theater over a career spanning five decades.
In recent years he played Albus Dumbledore in six of the eight Harry Potter films.
He is also known for playing French detective Jules Maigret in the ITV series Maigret and for starring in the BBC series The Singing Detective.
A statement on behalf of his wife Lady Gambon and son Fergus Gambon, issued by publicist Clair Dobbs, 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 years old.
“We ask that you respect our privacy at this painful time and we thank you for your messages of support and love.”