‘Harry Potter’ actor Richard Griffiths dies

Richard Griffiths

Richard Griffiths, shown here at the Tony Awards in 2006, was the British actor who played the boy wizard’s unsympathetic Uncle Vernon in the “Harry Potter” movies. He died Thursday. (AP photo)

Sad news for “Harry Potter” fans: Richard Griffiths, the actor who played Harry’s Uncle Vernon in the films, died of complications following heart surgery Thursday.

“Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe paid tribute to the actor, saying “I was proud to say I knew him.”

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Read the full article on Griffiths’ death on flipsidepa.com
Potter fans were first introduced to Griffiths in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”
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