British actor Richard Griffiths dies aged 65

Actor Richard Griffiths
Actor Richard Griffiths Credit: Jon Furniss/allaction.co.uk /EMPICS Entertainment

Richard Griffiths, one of Britain's most celebrated character actors, has died from complications following heart surgery. He was 65.

He passed away yesterday at the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire.

Griffiths, who was best known as Uncle Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter films, had a long career in stage and screen.

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Tributes to Richard Griffiths

Stars of stage and screen have paid tribute to actor Richard Griffiths, who died from complications following heart surgery at the age of 65.