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'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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