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Robbie Coltrane, Harry Potter’s Hagrid died at 72

Scottish-born star Robbie Coltrane, known as Hogwarts keeper Hagrid, has passed away. Coltrane’s role in the Harry Potter films has made him one of the series’ best-known celebrities. According to Skynews, his manager, Belinda Wright, said in a statement that “the actor will probably be best remembered as Hagrid, and this has been seen from letters sent by his fans every week for over 20 years.”

Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid in Harry Potter series, dies

Winning the BAFTA award for best actor three years in a row for his role in Cracker, Coltrane was made an OBE in the 2006 New Year’s honours list.

His manager did not elaborate on his death – but said Coltrane’s family thanked the team at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert for their care.

Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid in Harry Potter series, dies

Celebrities paid tribute

Harry Potter writer JK Rowling lauded the actor, tweeting an image with Robbie Coltrane: “I’ll never know anyone remotely like Robbie again. He was an incredible talent, a complete one off, and I was beyond fortunate to know him, work with him and laugh my head off with him. I send my love and deepest condolences to his family, above all his children.”.

Daniel Radcliffe, who plays Harry Potter, said: “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.”

Murat Oktay

Video games have been my passion for as long as I can remember. I have been writing and managing in the game industry for more than 30 years. I've been playing Diablo 2 nonstop since it first came out.

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