Richard Griffiths Dies After Heart Surgery Complications

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Actor Richard Griffiths has passed away at the age of 65 following complications from heart surgery, according to multiple reports, including this one from the BBC.

Griffiths appeared in numerous films, plays and television shows over the years, but for a lot of people will always be known best as Uncle Vernon Dursley from the Harry Potter films. For me personally, I think I'll always remember him best as Dr. Albert S. Meinheimer in The Naked Gun 2 1/2 (I it watched a bunch of times when I was a kid for some reason).

Here's Griffiths and Harry Potter co-star Danielle Radcliffe discussing their roles:

The Independent shares a statement form Radcliffe:

“Any room he walked into was made twice as funny and twice as clever just by his presence. I am proud to say I knew him.”

Other film credits include: Superman II, Chariots of Fire, Gandhi, Gorky Park, King Ralph, Guarding Tess, Sleepy Hollow, The HItchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and Hugo.

Griffiths reportedly died at University Hospital Coventry.

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