- How did Dumbledore from Harry Potter die in real life?
- Is Dumbledore in real life?
- Did Dumbledore actually die?
- Who becomes the headmaster after Dumbledore dies?
Hodgkin’s DiseaseHarris died of Hodgkin’s Disease in 2002 at the age of 72, about two weeks before the U.S. première of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. He would be replaced as Dumbledore by fellow Irish-born actor, Michael Gambon.
Gambon is known for portraying Professor Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film series from 2004 to 2011….Michael Gambon.Sir Michael Gambon CBEBorn19 October 1940 Dublin, IrelandOccupationActorYears active1962–presentWorksFull list
He was the wielder and the master of the Elder Wand from 1945 until 1997, and considered by many as the greatest Hogwarts Headmaster. As he was about to die by a cursed ring, Dumbledore planned his own death with Severus Snape. Per the plan, Dumbledore was killed by Snape during the Battle of the Astronomy Tower.
Following Albus Dumbledore’s death, Professor McGonagall took over as the Headmistress of Hogwarts. She remained at Hogwarts after Lord Voldemort took over and appointed Severus Snape as the acting Headmaster.