Harry Potter star Richard Griffiths laid to rest

Richard Griffiths Daniel Radcliffe was one of 300 mourners to mourn Richard Griffiths at his funeral yesterday (04.09.13). The Harry Potter actor wept for his co-star, who played his cruel uncle Vernon Dursley in the wizard franchise, as he was laid to rest at the Holy Trinity church in Stratford-upon-Avon, West Midlands of England, where poet William Shakespeare was buried. A mourner told the MailOnline website: "Daniel was clearly very fond of Richard, as anyone who ever met him was, and was crying quite openly in church. It was a beautiful service and Richard would have been touched by how many people turned up to say goodbye. Richard was a tremendous character and the service was full of laughter and tears as his life was remembered with immense warmth and affection." Many stars attended the service and laid flowers including Dame Judi Dench - who appeared with him in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. Richard passed away in March after complications following heart surgery. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Heather Gibson.

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