Harry Potter stars have led tributes to Sir Michael Gambon, the actor who played Albus Dumbledore, after he died aged 82.
The British-Irish star of the stage and screen died in hospital after a bout of pneumonia, his family announced.
Film series lead Daniel Radcliffe said Sir Gambon loved his job, but wasn't defined by it.
"The thing I will remember most about him is how much fun he had doing his job," he said.
"He was silly, irreverent and hilarious."
Rupert Grint said Mr Gambon brought warmth and mischief to every day on the Harry Potter set.
"He captivated me as a kid and became a personal role model of mine for finding the fun and eccentricities in life," he said.
Emma Watson thanked the Dumbledore actor for "showing us what it looks like to wear greatness lightly".
Author behind the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling said he was a "wonderful man in addition to being an outstanding actor".
"The first time I ever laid eyes on him was in King Lear, in 1982, and if you'd told me then that brilliant actor would appear in anything I'd written, I'd have thought you were insane."
Sir Gambon played Harry Potter's wise professor in six of the series' eight films after taking over the role from the late Richard Harris.
But the role was merely one of many across the British-Irish actor's career spanning almost six-decades.
He starred in The Singing Detective mini series in 1986, portrayed George V in The King's Speech, and was prolific on stage including as Galileo in Life of Galileo.
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He won four BAFTAs for Best Actor, two SAG awards and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998 for services to drama.
His death was announced in a statement from his family.
"Beloved husband and father, Michael died peacefully in hospital with his wife Anne and son Fergus at his bedside."
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