Robbie Coltrane, the legendary Harry Potter actor, died at the age of 72.
Coltrane, well known for his role as Hogwarts groundskeeper Hagrid, died on Friday (14 October), according to his agent Belinda Wright.
“My client and friend Robbie Coltrane OBE died away on Friday October 14,” she stated in a statement. Robbie was a one-of-a-kind performer, sharing a Guinness World Record for winning three straight Best Actor Baftas for his role as Fitz in Granada TV’s Cracker in 1994, 1995, and 1996 with Sir Michael Gambon.
“He will probably be best remembered for decades to come as Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, a role which brought joy to children and adults alike all over the world, prompting a stream of fan letters every week for over 20 years.
“James Bond fans write too to applaud his role in GoldenEye and The World Is Not Enough.
“For me personally I shall remember him as an abidingly loyal client. 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.