Beloved ‘Harry Potter’ Star Robbie Coltrane Dies At age 72 • Hollywood Unlocked


Beloved Actor Robbie Coltrane, who is best known for his role as groundskeeper Hagrid in the “Harry Potter” films has sadly passed away.

Coltrane’s agent Belinda Wright said he died Friday at a hospital in Scotland. While she did not give a cause of death, @tmz_tv notes that he has been sick for years.

Wright 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,” she told BBC. “He 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.”

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NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 05: Actor Robbie Coltrane attends the New York premiere of “Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations” at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on November 5, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by J Carter Rinaldi/FilmMagic)

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The Scottish-born actor’s other credits included the British series “Cracker” and James Bond films “GoldenEye” and “The World Is Not Enough.”

According to PEOPLE, other Harry Potter stars who have passed away are Alan Rickman who died in 2016 following his battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 69. Richard Griffiths died in 2013 following complications after heart surgery at University Hospital in Coventry, central England. He was 65. Richard Harris passed away following his battle with Hodgkin’s Disease in 2002.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 17: Alan Rickman attends a screening of “A Little Chaos” during the 58th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon West End on October 17, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Other Harry Potter stars who are no longer here includes Helen McCrory, Verne Troyer, Robert Hardy, John Hurt, Timothy Bateson, Terence Bayler, Robert Knox, Sam Beazley, Paul Ritter, Dave Legeno, Peter Cartwright, Derek Deadman, Alfred Burke, Jimmy Gardner and Elizabeth Spriggs.

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