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Leslie Phillips, Voice of Sorting Hat in ‘Harry Potter’ is dead

by Gloria Chisimdi

Leslie Philips, a Veteran actor best known as the voice of the Sorting Hat in Harry Potter, is dead. 

He died on Monday, November 7, after a long illness at the age of 98.

Phillips’ agent told the BBC that the beloved actor died peacefully in his sleep Monday night. “I’ve lost a wonderful husband and the public has lost a truly great showman,” his wife, Zara Carr, told The Sun on Tuesday, November 8. 

Phillips voiced the Sorting Hat in three Harry Potter movies: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 (2011).

He was also popular for his roles in the Carry On franchise and other over 200 films, TV and radio series.

Leslie Phillips is survived by his third wife, Zara Carr, and four children.

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