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Potter actor 'Uncle Vernon' dies

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British actor Richard Griffiths, best known for his roles as Harry Potter's uncle and in the cult film "Withnail & I", has died aged 65, his agent said on Friday. 

Richard Griffiths, shown above at the North American premiere of "The History Boys" in 2006, was best known for his roles as Harry Potter's uncle.

The portly star of stage and screen, one of Britain's best loved character actors, died on Thursday from complications following heart surgery, Simon Beresford said.

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