Harry Potter Actor Robbie Coltrane Has Died Aged 72


Robbie Coltrane, 72, has sadly passed away.

Sadly, the actor who played Harry Potter passed away today, October 14, according to his agent.

Belinda Wright, the actor’s agent, confirmed that the eminent performer who played Rubeus Hagrid in the series passed away on Friday.

In a statement, she shared the sad news: “My client and friend Robbie Coltrane OBE passed away on Friday October 14.

“He will probably be best remembered for decades to come as Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, a role which brought joy to children and adults alike all over the world, prompting a stream of fan letters every week for over 20 years.

“James Bond fans write too to applaud his role in GoldenEye and The World Is Not Enough.”

Belinda then shared a personal tribute to the star, adding: “For me personally, I shall remember him as an abidingly loyal client. As well as being a wonderful actor, he was forensically intelligent, brilliantly witty and after 40 years of being proud to be called his agent, I shall miss him.”

She also explained that Robbie is ‘survived by his sister Annie Rae, his children Spencer and Alice and their mother Rhona Gemmell.’

“They would like to thank the medical staff at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert for their care and diplomacy.

“Please respect Robbie’s family’s privacy at this distressing time.”

Although Robbie was receiving treatment at a hospital in Scotland before he passed away, the reason for his passing has not yet been revealed.

The actor, though, has always been very candid about his battle with osteoarthritis, a condition that makes joints uncomfortable and stiff.

He had endured years of pain from the illness, which is the most typical form of arthritis in the UK. But it wasn’t until he was spotted in a wheelchair in 2019 that health concerns started to surface.

“I had no cartilage in my knee. It was bone on bone,” he said, explaining that he wouldn’t wish the condition ‘on [his] worst enemy.’

We send our sincere condolences to all his family and friends at this very sad time. Thank you for the memories, Hagrid.

 “What’s comin’ will come, an’ we’ll meet it when it does.” – Rubeus Hagrid