Renowned Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane has died at 72, his agent, Belinda Wright, confirmed to POPSUGAR on Oct. 14. The actor and comic, greatest recognized for his iconic position as Rubeus Hagrid within the Harry Potter movies, had been sick for the previous two years.
As the half-giant, half-wizard, Coltrane received the hearts of thousands and thousands of followers who bear in mind him because the kind-hearted and lovable groundskeeper at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. “[Robbie] introduced pleasure to youngsters and adults alike everywhere in the world, prompting a stream of fan letters each week for over 20 years,” Wright stated. “For me personally I shall bear in mind him as an abidingly loyal shopper. As effectively as 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.”
In addition to his unforgettable position within the fantasy collection, Coltrane was additionally well-known for his roles as Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky within the James Bond movies “GoldenEye” (1995) and “The World Is Not Enough” (1999). From 1993-1996, he additionally appeared as Dr. Edward Fitz in a British crime drama collection known as “Cracker,” which received him three BAFTA awards, an achievement matched solely by fellow Harry Potter alum Michael Gambon. Coltrane’s different memorable tasks embrace “Nuns on the Run” (1990), “Mona Lisa” (1986), and “Ocean’s 12” (2004).
In 2006, the actor was appointed an OBE for his providers to drama within the New Year 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 Farewell, outdated fellow, you may be so dreadfully missed.”
Coltrane is survived by his sister, Annie Rae; his youngsters, Spencer and Alice; and his youngsters’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.”