Today it’s time to remember a famous, really great and wonderful actor.

Richard Saint John Harris died of Hodgkin’s disease October 25th, 2002.

Harris, already a renowned actor, became known to a new generation of film fans through his role as Professor Albus Dumbledore in ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ – the first movie based on JK Rowling’s tales of the boy wizard. He had just finished work on the second Harry Potter movie, ‘Chamber of Secrets’, when he became ill.
A mischievous man of towering talent and appetites to match. Over the years the Irish actor made more than 70 movies (60, he joked, were crap), had his nose broken nine times and received last rites twice.

Let’s pause for a moment and think of this wonderful and amazing Irish screen veteran.

7 years ago you read the following headline at people.com:
A Giant of the Arts with a Lust for Life, Richard Harris Takes His Final Bow