Robbie Coltrane Aka our Beloved Hagrid from Harry Potter Sadly Passed Away at 72

Robbie Coltrane, known as Hagrid in Harry Potter, has died

Robbie Coltrane, originally Robert McMillan, died on Friday at the age of 72. According to sources, Robert’s health was deteriorating since he had been suffering from osteoarthritis pain for more than two years. After hearing the news, his family, friends, and admirers are in a quandary.

On March 30, 1950, Robbie Coltrane was brought into the world. He changed his name in honor of jazz artist John Coltrane as he started acting in London.

High-Rated Performances by Robbie Coltrane

Coltrane rose to prominence when he portrayed Dr. Fitzgerald, a criminal psychologist and professional in crime solving. Later, he appeared in two James Bond films, Golden Eye and The World Is Not Enough, but his most well-known role was as Rubeus Hagrid, the massive groundskeeper in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in 2001.

Robbie’s agent conveyed her regret and gratitude for his three Guinness World Records victories. She stated that he would be remembered as Hagrid, a character that provided joy to both children and adults, and that he would always be a devoted client to her.

People’s Response to the Loss of Robbie Coltrane

J.K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, remembered Coltrane and stated that he would never meet somebody like Robbie again in his life. She admired Coltrane and praised him as an incredible artist, saying she was privileged to work with and know him. She recalled how much he had joked with him and expressed her love and sorrow for his family and children.

Robbie Coltrane
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Daniel Radcliffe complimented as well, calling Robbie one of the most endearing and humorous people he has ever met. He expressed his sorrow at his passing and felt lucky to have known and worked with him.

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Emma Watson also addressed her emotions on Instagram, stating that he was the most enjoyable uncle to work with. He was attentive and sensitive to her because she was young. She showed her respect for him and praised his talent and generosity. She even mentioned missing his warmth, nicknames, jokes, and affection.

Robbie Coltrane was a kind person with a kind soul. Great individuals linger on in people’s hearts long after they die, and John Coltrane was one of them.