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Richard Griffiths has died at the age of 65.

Yesterday on the 28th of March Richard Griffiths (Harry Potter: Uncle Vernon Dursley & Equus) died at the age of 65 of complications following heart surgery. He was an English actor of stage, film and television and winner of awards such as the Laurence Olivier Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics and Tony Award.

Daniel was among the first to pay tribute:

“Richard was by my side during two of the most important moments of my career.

"In August 2000, before official production had even begun on Potter, we filmed a shot outside the Dursleys’, which was my first ever shot as Harry. I was nervous and he made me feel at ease.

"Seven years later, we embarked on Equus together. It was my first time doing a play but, terrified as I was, his encouragement, tutelage and humour made it a joy.

"In fact, 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.”

R.I.P. Mr griffiths

No post this Sunday.

As some of you might know, Richard Griffiths (the man who played Uncle Vernon in the Harry Potter films) has died.

In honor of him, I’d like to ask my fellow Potterheads to not make any posts on tumblr this Sunday, March 31.

I know going without tumblr is hard- but it’s about time that we made sure that there was absolutely no post on Sunday.

Reblog to spread the word.

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Richard [Griffiths] was by my side during two of the most important moments of my career. In August 2000, before official production had even begun on Potter, we filmed a shot outside the Dursleys’, which was my first ever shot as Harry. I was nervous and he made me feel at ease. Seven years later, we embarked on ‘Equus’ together. It was my first time doing a play but, terrified as I was, his encouragement, tutelage and humor made it a joy. In fact, any room he walked into was made twice as funny and twice as clever just by his presence.” -Daniel Radcliffe

We just lost another member of the Potter cast and family that has been with us from the very beginning. This is a sad, sad day. RIP to our perfect Vernon Dursley, Richard Griffiths, who died at just 65 from complications following heart surgery. You truly were a brilliant, one of a kind actor, and you will be missed every single day.