‘Harry Potter’ Actor Robbie Coltrane has Died Aged 72

Heartbreakingly, Robbie Coltrane, who portrayed Hagrid in the Harry Potter franchise, has died.

The actor’s agent, Belinda Wright, confirmed the tragic news.

In a statement, she said: “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.”

She added that he died in a hospital in Scotland.

In her statement, she added: “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.”

Wright went on to say thank you to the hospital staff, on behalf of his family.

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

We are already more than halfway through 2022, and sadly this year alone we have lost a lot of memorable celebrities.

Whether that’s musicians, actors, or artists, there have been many notable losses of people that have touched our lives in some way or another. Let us pray for Robbie Coltrane’s friends and family.


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