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Michael Gambon effortlessly stepped into the function of Harry Potter’s Professor Albus Dumbledore within the franchise’s third installment. After the late Irish actor died on the age of 82 on Thursday, September 28, numerous celebrities and followers reacted to his dying. Whereas many grieved the lack of such a famend performer, others celebrated his life and profession, because it spanned over six many years. 

From Michael’s Harry Potter costars to his different family and friends members, learn all the heartfelt tributes to Michael beneath. 

Jason Isaacs

Jason — who portrayed Lucius Malfoy — took to X (beforehand generally known as Twitter) to supply a press release, calling Michael “magnificent.” 

“I learned what acting could be from Michael in The Singing Detective — complex, vulnerable and utterly human,” Jason tweeted. “The greatest thrill of being in the Potter films was that he knew my name and shared his fearless, filthy sense of fun with me.” 

Jared Harris

Jared’s late father, Richard Harris, was the primary one to painting Dumbledore till his dying in 2002. Shortly thereafter, Michael stepped into the function. 

“A brilliant actor,” Jared tweeted. “I saw him on stage several times, and he lives unforgettably in my memory. He took over Dumbledore from my father, which was fitting as he overtook Brando as my father’s favorite actor.” 

James Phelps

James, who portrayed Fred Weasley, took to X to recall a candy reminiscence together with his former co-star. 

“Whilst shooting [Harry Potter] 6, I worked on the AD department for the whole shoot (apart from the days I was acting,” James started. And for that purpose, I spent many hours with Michael throughout the shoot. He was all the time very humorous and really welcoming to share any information he had. At some point, we had been taking pictures Dumbledore’s last clock tower scene, clearly fairly an intense scene. In between set ups, Michael requested what I used to be as much as that weekend. Because it occurred, my brother and I had been studying Peter and the Wolf with the Manchester Halle orchestra. ‘Do you have the script with you?’ He requested. I did. ‘I’ve executed that, let’s [go] by way of it, and when you like, I may give some notes.’ So, we spent what we must always have been his downtime going over my weekend gig. It’s a memoir I’ve all the time had as one among my highlights of my HP days [sic].” 

Rupert Grint

Rupert took to Instagram to pen a considerate be aware for Michael and his household.

“So sad to hear about Michael,” the actor who portrayed Ron Weasley wrote. “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.”