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'Harry Potter' Actor Richard Griffiths Dead at 65

'Harry Potter' Actor Richard Griffiths Dead at 65

Famed actor Richard Griffiths, known for his role as Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter series, has passed away at age 65 from complications following heart surgery, USA Today reports.

Richard died on Thursday (March 28), according to his agent Simon Beresford, at the University Hospital in Coventry, central England.

Simon stated that Richard was “a remarkable man and one of our greatest and best-loved actors.”

“I was proud to say I knew him,” Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe commented about his death.

Our thoughts go out to Richard‘s family and friends during this tragic time.

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17 Comments

# 1

R. I. P..

# 2

aww thats really sad :(

# 3

Jared, I realize that this is popular blog and deals with popular topics, but Richard Griffiths was so much more than Vernon Dursley. If you look at his IMbD page you can see he was a versatile and prolific actor. RIP Mr. Griffiths!

# 4

Such a tremendous, generous man and a wonderful actor. SO, SO much more than an actor from Harry Potter. His contribution to film, television and theatre was and is tremendous.

# 5

By bye good sir. RIP

# 6

this honestly is so sad :( he was such an amazing person and actor. RIP. You will be missed xx

# 7

Oh this is so sad! RIP

# 9

This is sad.
RIP.

To lose anyone from the harry potter family is just so heartbreaking. Thank you Mr. Griffiths for everything you have given us. R.I.P.

sylvatica @ 03/29/2013 at 3:34 pm

I will always remember him as Uncle Monty in the cult classic Withnail and I.

Very sad news :( My heart goes out to Mr. Griffiths family and friends during this difficult time

My thought’s and prayer’s are with the Griffiths family during this difficult time. A wonderful man and actor taken too soon. RIP Mr. Griffiths.

So sad :(
Q.E.P.D. (R.I.P.)

Norman Stanley @ 04/01/2013 at 12:55 am

R.I.P Richard you were a very talented actor Loved you in Pie in the Sky

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