Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane of Harry Potter fame passed away. The actor was popular for his role of half-giant Hagrid in Harry Potter movies. Apart from Harry Potter, he was known for his acting stint in Cracker, James Bond, GoldenEye, and The World Is Not Enough.
Robbie Coltrane, aged 72, reportedly breathed his last on Friday night at a hospital in his native Scotland. His agent Belinda Wright confimed the news of his demise but did not give a cause.
“My client and friend Robbie Coltrane OBE passed away on Friday October 14,” Belinda Wright said in a statement, calling him “a unique talent”.
She added: “For me personally I shall remember him as an abidingly loyal client. As well as being a wonderful actor, he was forensically intelligent, brilliantly witty and after 40 years of being proud to be called his agent, I shall miss him.”
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Condolences have started to pour in for Robbie Coltrane on social media. Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe and write JK Rowling have penned heartfelt condolences for the late actor.
Check out the condolences shared by fans and friends on Coltrane’s demise here:
Harry Potter aka Daniel Radcliffe issued a statement to Deadline and said, “Robbie was one of the funniest people I’ve met and used to keep us laughing constantly as kids on the set. I’ve especially fond memories of him keeping our spirits up on ‘Prisoner of Azkaban,’ when we were all hiding from the torrential rain for hours in Hagrid’s hut and he was telling stories and cracking jokes to keep morale up. I feel incredibly lucky that I got to meet and work with him and very sad that he’s passed. He was an incredible actor and a lovely man.”
Harry Potter author JK Rowling took to her Twitter space and shared a picture with the late actor.
I’ll never know anyone remotely like Robbie again. He was an incredible talent, a complete one off, and I was beyond fortunate to know him, work with him and laugh my head off with him. I send my love and deepest condolences to his family, above all his children. pic.twitter.com/tzpln8hD9z
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 14, 2022
Emma Watson took to her Instagram stories to pay tribute to Robbie.
Harry Potter Films too condoled the demise of Robbie Coltrane
We are hugely saddened to hear of the passing of the magnificent Robbie Coltrane who played Hagrid with such kindness, heart and humour in the Harry Potter films. He was a wonderful actor, a friend to all and he will be deeply missed. pic.twitter.com/n1IshfFG6y
— Harry Potter Film (@HarryPotterFilm) October 14, 2022
Robbie Coltrane is survived by his sister Annie Rae, his children Spencer and Alice and their mother Rhona Gemmell.