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Leslie Lewis Phillips, the voice of the Sorting Hat in Harry Potter, has died of natural causes

Leslie Lewis Phillips, the voice of the Sorting Hat in Harry Potter, has died of natural causes

Leslie Phillips, actor and voice of the Sorting Hat in ‘Harry Potter,’ dies at 98

Leslie Lewis Phillips, who performed the voice of the Sorting Hat in the films and animated telemovies of the Harry Potter series, has died. He was 98.

Phillips died of natural causes Thursday, the family said, in a statement.

The actor began his career in vaudeville, moving on to the radio in the 1930s and appearing on television in the 1960s. He then starred in a number of British television series before moving on to Hollywood.

Harry Potter, the longest-running J.K. Rowling series, has grossed more than $2.5 billion worldwide.

In 2009, Phillips’ voice of the Sorting Hat in the first film was voted the second-best fictional character voice in history behind the late Christopher Walken.

Phillips’ last appearance was in the series finale in 2012 and in 2012 his voice was replaced by Tom Felton’s.

Phillips’ family had been asked to make the announcement.

Phillips’ family said he had been diagnosed with throat cancer and had been treated with radiation and chemotherapy over the years.

His family said he had been “in incredibly good spirits on this holiday.”

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