Robbie Coltrane has died aged 72 from multiple organ failure, according to multiple UK reports. The death certificate of Harry Potter star also noted that he suffered from sepsis, a lower respiratory infection and heart block.
Coltrane, who played Hagrid in the fantasy films, had also been diagnosed with obesity and type 2 diabetes.
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The Harry Potter The universe mourned the loss of Coltrane and his teammates paid tribute to the late actor with personal messages.
“Heartbroken to hear that Robbie is gone. I’ll never forget the smell of cigars and beard glue – a wonderful combination,” Rupert Grint, who played Ron in the films, said on instagram. “No one else on this planet could have played Hagrid, only Robbie.”
Grint continued: “Just as Hagrid was in the books and movies, Robbie was in life – warm, compassionate and hilarious. A man with a heart of a giant who was still watching over us even decades later. Sending love to his family See you on the other side Bobser.
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Daniel Radcliffe also remembered Coltrane in a statement shared with Deadline saying, “Robbie was one of the funniest people I’ve met and constantly made us laugh as kids on set,” said Radcliffe. “I have especially fond memories of keeping him up prisoner of azkaban, when we were all hiding from the torrential rain for hours in Hagrid’s hut and he was telling stories and cracking jokes to keep our spirits up. I feel incredibly lucky to have been able to meet and work with him and very sad that he passed away. He was an amazing actor and a lovely man.
Emma Watson, Hermione in the movies, remembered Coltrane and shared touching words on her Instagram Stories.
“Robbie was like the funniest uncle I’ve ever had, but most importantly he was deeply caring and compassionate to me as a child and an adult,” she said. “His talent was so immense that it made sense he was playing a giant – he could fill ANY space with his genius.”