11:00 AM PT — ‘Harry Potter’ star Daniel Radcliffe just spoke on Robbie Coltrane‘s death, telling Deadline, “Robbie was one of the funniest people I’ve met and used to keep us laughing constantly as kids on the set. I’ve especially fond memories of him keeping our spirits up on Prisoner of Azkaban, when we were all hiding from the torrential rain for hours in Hagrid’s hut and he was telling stories and cracking jokes to keep morale up. I feel incredibly lucky that I got to meet and work with him and very sad that he’s passed. He was an incredible actor and a lovely man.”
Robbie Coltrane, the actor who gained world-renowned fame as Rubeus Hagrid in the ‘Harry Potter’ film franchise has died … TMZ has confirmed.
Coltrane was sick for years, and passed away in a hospital near his home in Larbert, Scotland. It’s unclear what he was battling.
Not only did Coltrane appear in each ‘Harry Potter’ film, his acting career started back in the ’70s … and included roles like Dr. Edward ‘Fitz’ Fitzgerald on the show “Cracker” from 1993-2006 as well as Valentin Zukovsky in “Goldeneye.”
Coltrane struggled with osteoarthritis, a disease that destroys your joints, saying in an interview back in 2020 at his worst moments, he was in “constant pain.” He also underwent a knee replacement.
Coltrane stood at 6’1″, but his Hagrid character was portrayed to be 8’6″.
Coltrane was married to Rhona Gemmell from 1999-2003, and they had two children together.
Coltrane was 72.
Originally Published — 10:01 AM PT