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14th Oct 2022

Harry Potter actor Robbie Coltrane has died aged 72

Kat O'Connor

RIP Robbie Coltrane.

Harry Potter star Robbie Coltrane has died at the age of 72.

Coltrane’s agent Belinda Wright confirmed the news this evening.

The actor passed away today, October 14th.

The official statement reads;

“My client and friend Robbie Coltrane OBE passed away on Friday, October 14.

“Robbie was a unique talent, sharing the Guinness Book of Records’ Award for winning three consecutive best actor Baftas for his portrayal of Fitz in Granada TV’s series Cracker in 1994, 1995 and 1996 with Sir Michael Gambon.

“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.

“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.

“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.”