Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane has died at the age of 72. He gained worldwide acclaim as Rubeus Hagrid in the “Harry Potter” film series. e also did the British series “Cracker” and James Bond films “GoldenEye” and “The World Is Not Enough.”
Before Coltrane shot to international fame playing the bearded Hagrid, he was honed his comedic skills on the theatre stage.
In the ’80s, he appeared in a short-lived sketch series called “Alfresco” alongside powerhouses Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson.
How Did He Die
Coltrane’s agent, Belinda Wright, said in an email that he died at a hospital in Scotland.
Born Anthony Robert McMillan in Rutherglen, Scotland, Coltrane was in his early 20s when he began pursuing an acting career and renamed himself in honor of jazz musician John Coltrane.
He was best known to “Harry Potter” fans as Hagrid, the good-natured half-giant groundskeeper of Hogwarts and a mentor to Harry as he navigated the wizarding world.
Coltrane also joined HBO Max’s “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” reunion, highlighting the way young readers all over the world “fell in love” with author J.K. Rowling’s writing.
Robbie Coltrane Cause Of Death
The actor passed away in a hospital close to his Larbert residence. He had a two-year illness, roughly. No details on the cause of death were immediately provided.
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His former co-star in a statement posted to Twitter. “I first met Robbie Coltrane almost exactly 40 years ago. I was awe/terror/love-struck all at the same time. Such depth, power & talent: funny enough to cause helpless hiccups & honking as we made our first TV show, ‘Alfresco,” he wrote. “Farewell, old fellow.
“Everybody in the world would like a really big, huge, strong, good man on their side, simple as that. That’s the attraction of Superman and these things,” he said. “Hagrid was always obviously the good guy, wasn’t he?”