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British actor Richard Griffiths dies

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The British born actor, Richard Griffiths, died Thursday of complications following his heart surgery, news sources reported.

Richard Griffiths, 65, the popular British actor who was known for his supporting role as Uncle Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter series, died of complications following his heart surgery at University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire Thursday, The Guardian reported.

"Any room he walked into was made twice as funny and twice as clever just by his presence, " Griffiths co-star Daniel Radcliffe said, BBC news reported.

Griffith stared in a number of other films, stage performances and TV shows including Withnail and I, The History Boys and Minder, BBC News reported.

"Richard gave acting a good name. He was a remarkable man and one of our greatest and best-loved actors. He will be greatly missed," Simon Beresford, Griffiths' agent, said in a statement to The Guardian.

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