Robbie Coltrane, the well-known British actor known for playing Rubeus Hagrid in the ‘Harry Potter’ saga, has died this Friday at the age of 72. It has been her own agent, Belinda Wright, who has communicated the sad news of his death through an emotional letter in which she has highlighted that she “was a unique talent.”
“It was a role that brought joy to children and adults alike, and which has caused him to receive a river of fan letters every week for the last 20 years“, assured the agent of the well-known British actor in a statement published by the BBC. Coltrane, who took his stage name from his passion for jazz player John Coltrane, was divorced with two children.
Robbie Coltrane won the affection of the public thanks to the role of the endearing Hagrid in the well-known saga of ‘Harry Potter’. Recently, in the reunion that the cast had, we could hear the actor assure that although he was not there, his beloved character was. “The legacy of these films is that my children’s generation will play them for their children…they will still be watching them 50 years from now. Sure. Although I won’t be around anymore, unfortunately, but Hagrid will«, He came to say.
In addition to playing Hagrid, Robbie Coltrane also played Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky in the James Bond saga, ‘Golden Eye’ and ‘Tomorrow is never enough’. In addition, he also starred in the British series ‘Cracker’, in which he played a quarrelsome psychologist, alcoholic and gambler who collaborated with the police due to his great ability to understand the minds of criminals.
The world of ‘Harry Potter’ mourns the death of Robbie
After hearing the sad news, fans of the popular series have mourned his loss. The author of the books on which the franchise is based, JK Rowling, has dedicated a nice message to him through social networks. «I’ll never meet anyone remotely like Robbie again.. He had an amazing, completely unique hot, and I was beyond lucky to meet him, work with him, and laugh out loud with him. I send my love and deepest condolences to his family, especially his children », assured the writer.
For his part, the protagonist of the saga, Daniel Radcliffe, has also paid his particular tribute. “He was one of the funniest people I’ve ever met and he used to constantly make us laugh when we were kids on set. I have many memories of him keeping my spirits up in ‘The Prisoner of Azkaban,’ when we all hid from the rain for hours in Hagrid’s hut and he told stories and joked to keep morale high. I feel incredibly lucky to have been able to meet and work with him and very sad that he passed away. He was an incredible actor and a charming man », indicated the young actor.
How old is Daniel Radcliffe?
He is 33 years old.