Robbie Coltrane, most well-known for portraying the role of Hagrid in the Harry Potter film franchise has passed away. The veteran actor was 72 years old. In a statement, his agent Belinda Wright confirmed the actor died in a hospital near Falkirk in Scotland.
In accordance with a report by BBC, his agent said, “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.”
“Robbie Coltrane 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,” the statement added.
Robbie Coltrane was born Anthony Robert McMillan on March 30, 1950, in Glasgow, Scotland. He attended the Glasgow Art School, he continued his studies in art at Moray House College of Education in Edinburgh.
His career failed to flourish as an artist so Robbie took up stand-up comedy as a profession and later turned to act. He also changed his last name to Coltrane to honor the Jazz legend, John Coltrane. Robbie had a flourishing career on both sides of the Atlantic.
Condolences for the actor have begun pouring in for the actor. Thousands of fans from across the world are sharing heartfelt condolences on social media platforms. Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon described Coltrane’s death as “very sad news”.She said”Robbie Coltrane had such range and depth as an actor, from brilliant comedy to hard-edged drama. I think my favorite of all his roles was Fitz in Cracker,”
“Robbie Coltrane, Scottish entertainment legend – you will be hugely missed. RIP.”