'Harry Potter' Actor Richard Griffiths Has Died At Age 65
Reported by Outsiders - 11:04 AM 2013.03.29
British actor Richard Griffiths has died at the age of 65 after complications following heart surgery, his agent said on Friday.
Griffiths spent almost four decades in radio, film, on television and on stage, but younger fans will remember him for his portrayal of a much crueler avuncular figure - Harry Potter's red-faced and bullying uncle Vernon Dursley.
Daniel Radcliffe, who played the boy wizard Harry Potter said the veteran performer had encouraged and coached him and helped him get over his nerves.
"Richard was by my side during two of the most important moments of my career ... 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," Radcliffe said in a statement.