On October 14, millions of “ PotterHeads “Learned a devastating news: Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) passed away at the age of 72. The actor of Scottish origin had lent his features to the gamekeeper of Hogwarts for ten years, accompanying Harry Potter throughout his studies. A role that has become as cult as the film franchise inspired by JK Rowling’s literary saga. ” In fifty years you will still be looking at it, I will no longer be here, unfortunately, but Hagrid, yes “, predicted Robbie Coltrane in a documentary event shot on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of Harry Potter.
Hospitalized for several weeks in his native land, Robbie Coltrane succumbed to generalized failure of several organs, information revealed by TMZ which obtained the actor’s death certificate. Diabetic, the obese actor also suffered from heart problems in addition to sepsis and a respiratory tract infection. Coltrane only moved around in a wheelchair in recent years because of particularly painful arthritis. Robbie Coltrane leaves behind two children, Spencer (30) and a daughter, Alice (24), as well as a wonderful filmography that will be remembered for a long time.
These moving tributes from Harry Potter stars to Robbie Coltrane
A few hours after learning of the tragic disappearance of Robbie Coltrane, the stars of the saga Harry Potter have multiplied the tributes, each more tender than the other, to one of the essential figures of the wizarding world. Like Emma Watson, who described him as “ the fun uncle i never had by Daniel Radcliffe, one of the funniest people i have met “, or Tom Felton who accompanied a souvenir photo with Robbie Coltrane and his comrades on Instagram with a poignant message: “ One of my fondest memories on the set ofHarry Potter was a night shoot on the first film, in the forbidden forest. I was 12 years old. Robbie cared about everyone around him. Effortlessly. And made them laugh. Effortlessly. He was a big friendly giant on screen but even more so in real life. I love you mate – thanks for everything. »