Oct 15, 2022
According to his managers, senior Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane passed away on Friday. Coltrane was best known for playing the half-giant dragon-lover Hagrid in the "Harry Potter" film series.
He was 72. We received confirmation of his passing from a William Morris Endeavor representative, who explained that Coltrane had been unwell and had not been active recently.
The "Harry Potter" movie series released a statement saying, "We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the magnificent Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid with such kindness, heart, and humor in the Harry Potter films." He was a great actor and a friend to everyone.
Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter in all seven of the series' films, had nothing but positive things to say about his interactions with Coltrane. Even in the dead of night, Coltrane was known for keeping things lighthearted.
Coltrane is survived by sister Annie Rae, ex-wife Rhona Gemmell and their children Spencer and Alice.