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British actor Robbie Coltrane, best known for playing the role of Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter series, passed away on 14 October. Coltrane was admitted to a hospital in Scotland. At the time of his passing, the late actor aged 72.
After the news of his death spread, fans started pouring heartfelt messages worldwide. Likewise, the cast of Harry Potter has also taken to their social media platform to mourn the loss of their beloved co-actor.
Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry, issued a heartfelt statement where he called Coltrane “one of the funniest people” he had ever met.
He added, “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.”
Daniel Radcliffe has issued a statement on the passing of his “Harry Potter” co-star Robbie Coltrane, calling the late actor “one of the funniest people I’ve met.” https://t.co/7fFOQNRfnL pic.twitter.com/ihHrMgp6fK— Variety (@Variety) October 14, 2022
Actress Emma Watson, who played Hermione in the Harry Potter franchise, took to her Instagram account to post a story where she honored the late actor. She wrote, “Robbie was like the most fun uncle I’ve ever had, but most of all, he was deeply caring and compassionate towards me as a child and an adult.”
Bonnie Wright, who was known as Ginny Weasley in the film series, posted on her Twitter account about the death of Robbie.
Heartbroken by the passing of Robbie Coltrane. Hagrid was my favourite character! Robbie portrayed Hagrid’s warmth, sense of home & unconditional love for his students and magical creatures so brilliantly. Thanks for all the laughter. Miss you Robbie. Sending love to your family pic.twitter.com/Gbl3NCsrlA— Bonnie Wright (@thisisbwright) October 14, 2022
Author J.K. Rowling shared her fond memories with Robbie Coltrane. In her Twitter post, she wrote, “I’ll never know anyone remotely like Robbie again.”
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. pic.twitter.com/tzpln8hD9z— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 14, 2022
Even though Coltrane was fondly known as Hagrid, the gamekeeper at Hogwarts, he was also a part of many other award-winning films, including two James Bond movies. In Goldeneye (1995) and The World Is Not Enough (1999), the late actor played the role of a Russian mafia.