Robbie Coltrane Death, The Adored “Harry Potter” Actor Robbie Coltrane Passed Away At Age 72

Robbie Coltrane Death – On October 14, Robbie Coltrane, an actor best known for playing the adored character Hagrid in the “Harry Potter” film series, passed away. At 72 years old, he was. In a statement received by TODAY, Robbie Coltrane’s agent Belinda Wright announced his passing. She stated in the statement, “My client and friend Robbie Coltrane OBE passed away on Friday, October 14.” I will always remember him as a steadfastly devoted customer. He was not just a fantastic actor, but also forensically smart and incredibly funny. After 40 years of being honored to be his agent, I shall miss him.

Wright congratulated the medical team at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert, Scotland, but did not disclose the cause of death.  Coltrane was appointed OBE, a British order of chivalry, by Queen Elizabeth in 2006 for his contributions to drama. The actor garnered worldwide fandom when he appeared as the character Rubeus Hagrid in the “Harry Potter” movie franchise. According to his agent’s statement, his role as Hagrid prompted a stream of fan letters being sent to him every week for over 20 years.

Coltrane’s “Harry Potter” co-star, Daniel Radcliffe, issued a statement in response to his passing and described his sense of humor and spirit.

“Robbie was one of the funniest people I’ve met and used to keep us laughing constantly as kids on the set, he wrote. “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.”

Coltrane also took on roles in James Bond films such as “GoldenEye” and “The World Is Not Enough.” He also held a Guinness Book of Records’ Award for winning three consecutive Best Actor Baftas in 1994, 1995, and 1996 for his portrayal of Fitz in the TV series “Cracker.”

The actor is served by his two children, Spencer and Alice, their mother, Rhona Gemmell, as well as his sister Annie Rae.

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