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Actor in Harry Potter Films Dies

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"Uncle Vernon" from the Harry Potter movies has passed away. Actor Richard Griffiths, best known for his roles in the 'Harry Potter' films, and 'The History Boys,' has died at the age of 65, reportedly through complications following heart surgery. Known for his portly figure and character acting, Griffiths won numerous awards for his theatre work, but it was his portrayal as the wicked Uncle Vernon in the Harry Potter movies that gave him widespread fame.