Tragic breaking news for fans of Harry Potter as Robbie Coltrane, best known for his role as Hagrid, was confirmed dead at the age of 72.
Robbie Coltrane Dead: Harry Potter star dies at 72
The Harry Potter, James Bond, and Cracker star’s agent confirmed to Deadline that the actor was dead. According to the report from the outlet, Robbie Coltrane passed away at a hospital located near his home in Larbert, Scotland. The actor had reportedly been in poor health for the last two years.
While he had many titles on his resume, Robbie Coltrane became iconically known for his role as the gentle giant Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter series. His line, “You’re a wizard, Harry” will play on repeat in Harry Potter fans’ heads forever.
In 1950, Robbie Coltrane was born Anthony Robert McMillan. In his early 20s, he adopted his stage name, Coltrane. His stage name was a tribute to the jazz saxophonist named, John Coltrane.
In addition to Harry Potter, he also created a name for himself in the James Bond films titled GoldenEye and The World Is Not Enough. In these two films, he stepped into the shoes of Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky. Valentin was a former KGB operative that turned into an ally for Agent 007.
Presently, there hasn’t been much information revealed regarding the actor’s cause of death. However, most are assuming his death is connected to the past two years of his health declining. Furthermore, the reports surrounding exactly what health ailment he was suffering from were a bit cryptic with any details regarding what was wrong with him.
Harry Potter fans gutted by tragic news
Harry Potter fans have taken to all different social media platforms to mourn the passing of Robbie Coltrane. Hagrid as a fan-favorite for many on the show and his death will weigh heavy not only on the hearts of fans but on the hearts of the cast members he worked with and left behind.
Rest in peace, Robbie Coltrane. Harry Potter fans everywhere will mourn your tragic passing.
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