Actor Richard Griffiths dies aged 65 while undergoing heart surgery


Actor Richard Griffiths has died aged 65 while undergoing heart surgery

By
Hugo Gye

PUBLISHED:

10:02 GMT, 29 March 2013

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UPDATED:

10:02 GMT, 29 March 2013

Harry Potter actor Richard Griffiths has died at the age of 65, it was announced today.

The famed theatrical actor suffered complications while undergoing heart surgery.

As well as playing Uncle Vernon in the Harry Potter films, he starred in Alan Bennett's play The History Boys and appeared in cult classic Withnail & I.

Dead: Actor Richard Griffiths has died aged 65

Legend: Actor Richard Griffiths has died aged 65