Harry Potter Actor Robbie Coltrane Dies at 72

Famend Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane has died at 72, his agent, Belinda Wright, confirmed to hollywoodnewsflash.us on Oct. 14. The actor and comic, greatest recognized for his iconic function as Rubeus Hagrid within the Harry Potter movies, had been sick for the previous two years.

Because the half-giant, half-wizard, Coltrane gained the hearts of tens of millions of followers who keep in mind him because the kind-hearted and lovable groundskeeper at Hogwarts College of Witchcraft and Wizardry. “[Robbie] introduced pleasure to kids and adults alike all around the world, prompting a stream of fan letters each week for over 20 years,” Wright mentioned. “For me personally I shall keep in mind him as an abidingly loyal consumer. In addition to being a beautiful actor, he was forensically clever, brilliantly witty and after 40 years of being proud to be known as his agent, I shall miss him.”

Along with his unforgettable function within the fantasy sequence, Coltrane was additionally well-known for his roles as Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky within the James Bond movies “GoldenEye” (1995) and “The World Is Not Sufficient” (1999). From 1993-1996, he additionally appeared as Dr. Edward Fitz in a British crime drama sequence known as “Cracker,” which gained him three BAFTA awards, an achievement matched solely by fellow Harry Potter alum Michael Gambon. Coltrane’s different memorable tasks embody “Nuns on the Run” (1990), “Mona Lisa” (1986), and “Ocean’s 12” (2004).

In 2006, the actor was appointed an OBE for his companies to drama within the New Yr Honors by Queen Elizabeth II.

In a tribute tweet posted by Stephen Fry on Friday, the actor wrote, “Such depth, energy and expertise: humorous sufficient to trigger helpless hiccups and honking as we made our first TV present Alfresco. Farewell, previous fellow, you will be so dreadfully missed.”

Coltrane is survived by his sister, Annie Rae; his kids, Spencer and Alice; and his kids’s mom, Rhona Gemmell. “They wish to thank the medical employees at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert for his or her care and diplomacy,” Wright added. “Please respect Robbie’s household’s privateness at this distressing time.”

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