J.K. Rowling joins Daniel Radcliffe in reacting to the tragic death of Robbie Coltrane.
As TvShowsAce reported recently, the actor best known for his role as Hagrid was confirmed dead by his agent. His agent explained that the actor passed away at the age of 72. He was at a hospital near his home at the time of his passing. Sadly, the actor was not in good health at the time of his death and hadn’t been for a few years.
What did J.K. Rowling have to say about the passing of her dear friend Hagrid? Keep reading for the details.
J.K. Rowling Pens Heartfelt Tribute To Robbie Coltrane
J.K. Rowling shared a photo of herself sitting at a table at a fancy event dressed to impress with Robbie beside her. She had one of her hands clasped in both of his as he pulled her hand toward his chest. The Harry Potter author took to Twitter to pen a heartfelt tribute after learning of his passing.
In her statement, she admitted there was not another person on the planet that was like Robbie. So, she was grateful she had the pleasure of meeting and working with him. Moreover, she was heartbroken over how much she would miss him.
Read her official statement down below:
I’ll never know anyone remotely like Robbie again. He was an incredible talent, a complete one off, and I was beyond fortunate to know him, work with him and laugh my head off with him. I send my love and deepest condolences to his family, above all his children.”
Here is her statement on Twitter with the photo she selected of her dear friend:
I'll never know anyone remotely like Robbie again. He was an incredible talent, a complete one off, and I was beyond fortunate to know him, work with him and laugh my head off with him. I send my love and deepest condolences to his family, above all his children. pic.twitter.com/tzpln8hD9z
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 14, 2022
Like J.K. Rowling, Daniel Radcliffe also doted on how incredible of a man Robbie Coltrane was and how lucky he was to have the pleasure of working beside him.
Harry Potter fans respond to the author’s tweet
In response to her statement on Twitter, Harry Potter fans admit they are absolutely gutted to learn of Robbie’s passing. Here’s some of what fans had to say in response to her statement:
- “He will always be Hagrid to me. Thank you for choosing the perfect man to bring Hagrid to life. RIP Robbie.”
- “So heartbreaking. Robbie was perfect casting, he led us into the magical world and stood by Harry until the end. His talent was unmatched.”
- “Absolutely heartbreaking news. Thankyou for creating such a wonderful character for him to portray so incredibly.”
Overall, fans agree that no one would have been able to play Hagrid the way Robbie did. He would be remembered forever by Harry Potter fans.
Rest in peace, Robbie Coltrane.
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