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Robbie Coltrane, the Hagrid character in Harry Potter films, has died at 72

Coltrane’s 40-year-long career included roles in James Bond films GoldenEye, The World Is Not Enough and as Dr. Edward Fitzgerald Fitzgerald, a criminal psychologist.

According to Belinda Wright, the actor passed away on Friday (local) in a hospital near Falkirk, Scotland.

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe stated that Coltrane was “one the funniest people I’ve ever met”.

He said, “I have fond memories of him keeping our spirits up on Prisoner of Azkaban [Harry Potter film] Prisoner of Azkaban”, when we were all hiding from torrential rain for hours in Hagrid’s hut and he was telling stories to keep our morale up.”

JK Rowling, the Harry Potter author, stated that she would never meet Robbie again.

She tweeted, “He was an amazing talent, a complete unique one-off, and I was beyond lucky to know him, work alongside him, and laugh my head off together.” I send my deepest sympathies and love to his family, especially his children.

Belinda Wright described Coltrane as a “unique talent”.

She said, “As well a great actor, he also was forensically intelligent and brilliantly witty…and after 40 years of being proud to be called his agent… I will miss him.”

Anthony Robert McMillan was born on March 30, 1950, in Rutherglen (South Lanarkshire). He changed his professional name to pay tribute to John Coltrane.

He was a talented comic actor and a star in Britain’s 1980s alternative comedy boom. He played a number of TV roles, including regular appearances in The Comic Strip Present… series.

He starred with Emma Thompson in John Byrne’s 1987 mini-series Tutti Frutti, as Big Jazza McGlone’s doomed lead vocal, in a story about fictitious Scots rock ‘n’ roll band The Majestics.

Stephen Fry, a broadcaster and fellow star of the alternative comedy boom, wrote that he had met Coltrane almost 40 years ago.

“I was simultaneously awe/terror/love struck.” This depth, power, and talent are amazing. It was funny enough to cause helpless honking and hiccups as we created our first TV series, “Alfresco”. Farewell, old fellow. You will be greatly missed.”

Coltrane’s serious side was revealed in Cracker, a crime series.

Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister, said that it was her favorite of all his parts.

She tweeted, “Robbie Coltrane – Scottish entertainment legend — You will be greatly missed.”

His agent stated that he is survived by Annie Rae, his siblings, Spencer and Alice, as well as his mother Rhona Gemmell.

She didn’t immediately provide any additional details regarding his death.

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