Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane who is known for portraying Hagrid in the Harry Potter series took his last breath yesterday, his agent confirmed.
Robbie Coltrane aka Hagrid passed away at the age of 72. He is known for playing the remarkable character of half-giant Rubeus Hagrid in JK Rowling’s Harry Potter. The astonishing actor gained popularity and fame for playing a crime-solving psychologist on the popular TV series Cracker.
After playing Hagrid in Harry Potter, Robbie’s fan base reached heights along with his acting career.
Robbie Coltrane’s agent Belinda Wright said he died on Friday at a hospital in Scotland. However, she did not mention the cause of the death. In her statement about his death, Belinda Wright said that
“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.”
She further added that Coltrane is survived by his sister Annie Rae, his ex-wife Rhona Gemmell and his children Spencer and Alice.
Goodbye Hagrid! You Will Be Missed.
Robbie Coltrane started gaining popularity in the 1990s as a hard-bitten detective in Cracker. Moreover, for his memorable performance on the show, he won the best actor award at the British Academy Television Awards (BAFTA) three years running.
Later, he was recognized by the whole world as Hagrid in the film adaptation of JK Rowling’s most popular and bestselling Harry Potter series. He played the gentle half-giant, who acts as a mentor and friend to the boy wizard named Harry Potter, in all eight Harry Potter films, released between 2001 and 2011.
His other popular on-screen portrayals include a Russian crime boss in the James Bond thrillers GoldenEye and The World is Not Enough.
In the last few years, he earned praise and critical acclaim for his performance as a beloved TV star who may harbor a dark secret in the 2016 miniseries National Treasure. He was last seen in Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts.
It is hard to believe that the man who made our childhood awesome is no more.
May his soul rest in peace!