Sad news out of Hollywood today as MSNBC is reporting that Richard Harris has died.
Richard Harris, the renowned actor best known to millions of young Muggles as the wizened, kind-hearted Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore, has died at a London hospital, a family spokesman said Friday. Harris was ill with cancer. He had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease and was undergoing chemotherapy.
THE 72-YEAR-OLD Irish actor was hospitalized in August after complaining of a severe chest infection. It was then that doctors discovered the Hodgkin’s, a cancer which attacks the bodys lymph nodes.
Harris’ condition was serious enough to warrant the filmmakers of “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” to use a double to complete some of the actorҒs final scenes.
Definitely a loss that will be felt especially among fans of Harry Potter.