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Richard Griffiths Dies at 65

Actor Richard Griffiths passed away yesterday from complications following heart surgery at age 65. He had a long and honored career, but was probably best known to Harry Potter fans as Harry’s uncle, Vernon Dursley. He also appeared with Emma Watson as Great Uncle Matthew in the 2007 BBC film Ballet Shoes.

Our condolences to Richard Griffiths’ family and friends.


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18 Responses to “Richard Griffiths Dies at 65”

  1. Arielle says:

    NO! nononononono…. This ruined my day.

  2. Schirin says:

    May he rest in peace, my condolences to his family and friends. He was a fantastic actor!

  3. Nail says:

    This is very sad 🙁

  4. sparkvark111 says:

    Surprised me today. Rest in peace. 🙁

  5. D-one says:

    Guys, don’t be sad, courage! he’s now just performing in another place 😉
    Thanks for everything Richard, very good job 🙂
    See you there!

  6. Heini says:

    Rest in peace Richard Griffiths the one and only Vernon Dursley.

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  8. Emma says:

    Very sad and shocked. He will be missed. I totally forgot that he was in ballet shoes. RIP Richard Griffiths 🙁 you will be missed.

  9. Charlotte says:

    Dead rest in peace

  10. SamiSoong says:

    Wow, what a surprise.He was a terrific actor, and very well loved by the other Potter cast members. I hope they all find peace and comfort, as well as his family.

  11. Thessalie says:

    Oh god 🙁

  12. Lorena says:

    I heard it on the radio yesterday! Very sad… He was a great actor 🙂

  13. Hermione_Grangerfan says:

    I can’t believe this! He was such a brilliant actor. I didn’t see this news until today, because I was on Spring Break. He will live on forever in the hearts of Harry Potter fans, fans of him, friends, family and all of the productions that he was in. Truly a sad time. May he R.I.P. and keep performing well on the other side.

  14. KS987 says:

    I certainly wasn’t expecting this news :(. R.I.P Richard Griffiths. My condolences to his family and friends.

  15. Catherine says:

    I am so sorry to hear about that.
    He is a brilliant actor!
    May he rest in peace!

  16. Nicole says:

    RIP Richard Griffiths, you will be missed by all Potter fans.

  17. hira says:

    omg…. im sooo grieved!!! :'(

  18. Xand says:

    Wands up !!!!! RIP