By James Scout/ Oct 15, 2022

Actor Robbie Coltrane, Who Portrayed The Beloved Hagrid in The Harry Potter Movies, Passes Away at Age 72

According to his managers, senior Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane passed away on Friday. Coltrane was best known for playing the half-giant dragon-lover Hagrid in the "Harry Potter" film series.

Actor Robbie Coltrane

He was 72. We received confirmation of his passing from a William Morris Endeavor representative, who explained that Coltrane had been unwell and had not been active recently.

Actor Robbie Coltrane

The "Harry Potter" movie series released a statement saying, "We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the magnificent Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid with such kindness, heart, and humor in the Harry Potter films." He was a great actor and a friend to everyone.

Actor Robbie Coltrane

Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter in all seven films in the series, recalled all the times he spent with Coltrane with fondness. Coltrane was known for keeping things lighthearted even when it was pitch-black outside.

Actor Robbie Coltrane

In a statement, Radcliffe said, "Robbie was one of the funniest people I've met and used to keep us as kids on the set constantly laughing."

Actor Robbie Coltrane

Coltrane is survived by sister Annie Rae, ex-wife Rhona Gemmell and their children Spencer and Alice.

Actor Robbie Coltrane

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