Actor Richard Griffiths Dies
By Helya Askari
Apr 2, 2013 - 12:10:49 AM

Richard Griffiths as Uncle Vernon in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Photo Courtest of Facebook.
COVENTRY, ENGLAND—Tony award winning British actor Richard Griffiths died Thursday, March 28 at the age of 65. Reports indicate that the actor suffered complications from his recent heart surgery that lead up to his death.

Griffiths was critically acclaimed for his work in BBC’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and was honored with a Tony award in 2006 for his role as Hector in the play “History Boys.”

The actor’s recent works include “Hugo” (2011), "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” (2011) and his role as Uncle Vernon in the "Harry Potter" films.

Griffiths is survived by his wife of over 30 years, Heather.

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