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Richard Griffiths dies: 'Harry Potter' actor was 65

03/29/2013 by Carollyn Nguyen

"Harry Potter" fans are remembering Richard Griffiths, who played the boy wizard's unsympathetic Uncle Vernon in the popular film series. He has died at the age of 65.

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According to the Associated Press, Griffiths' agent said the British actor died on Thursday from complications following heart surgery.

Griffiths has appeared in dozens of films and TV shows. He's also known for his onstage performance in Alan Bennett's "The History Boys." He also appeared onstage with "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe in "Equus."

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