Remembering Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, and other beloved Harry Potter actors lost over the years

    We remember the cherished talents of Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, and several other beloved actors from the Harry Potter film series who have passed away over the years.

    Michael Gambon as Dumbledore (Source: IMDB)

    Michael Gambon as Dumbledore (Source: IMDB)

    With seven books published between 1997 and 2007 and eight movies released from 2001 to 2011, J.K. Rowling's magical world saw the passing of many beloved characters.

    Their departures have echoed through the devoted Harry Potter fanbase, leaving a deep sense of loss and nostalgia.

    Characters Departed, Actors Remembered

    Michael Gambon - Albus Dumbledore

    Oct. 19, 1940 - Sept. 28, 2023

    Gambon took over the role of Hogwarts Headmaster in Prisoner of Azkaban, the third film in the Harry Potter series.

    Richard Harris – Albus Dumbledore

    Oct. 1, 1930 - Oct. 25, 2002

    Harris was the original Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film series, starring in Sorcerer's Stone and The Chamber of Secrets.

    Alan Rickman - Severus Snape

    Feb. 21, 1946 - Jan. 14, 2016

    The beloved British actor rose to international fame for his role as Professor Severus Snape. 

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    Robbie Coltrane - Rubeus Hagrid

    March 30, 1950 - Oct. 14, 2022

    Coltrane portrayed the cherished character of Rubeus Hagrid, the gentle-hearted half-giant who was the first to reveal Harry Potter's magical abilities.

    A Fanbase in Mourning: The Impact of Loss

    In the world of Harry Potter, where magic and wonder collide, the loss of a cast member is a poignant reminder of the timeless enchantment these actors brought to life.

    Though they may no longer grace our screens, their presence endures through the enduring magic of cinema.