Leslie Phillips, voice of Sorting Hat in ‘Harry Potter’ passes away

Leslie Phillips, voice of Sorting Hat in 'Harry Potter' passes away

English actor, voice artist and author. Leslie Phillips has passed away at the age of 98, Glamsquad reports.

Philips who is best known for his roles in the Carry On franchise and the voice of the Sorting Hat in Harry Potter died on Monday, 7th November after a long illness brought down the curtain on eight decades in show business.

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

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).

In the wake of his death, tributes have come pouring in for the British film icon, who starred in over 200 films, TV and radio series over his glittering career.

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

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