Many Potterheads are still grieving the loss of Robbie Coltrane, who played the unforgettable character of Hagrid in the hit movie franchise. He passed away on October 14 at the age of 72.
According to TMZ, the actor dies from multiple organ failure. Further, the Daily Mirror also reported based from Coltrane’s death certificate, that he suffered from sepsis, as well as “lower respiratory tract infection and heart block,” before he passed away.
His agent Belinda Wright confirmed his death on October 14 through a statement saying, “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.”
Many of his Harry Potter co-stars offer their tributes to the late actor. Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter, wrote, “Robbie was one of the funniest people I’ve met and used to keep us laughing constantly as kids on the set. I’ve especially fond memories of him keeping our spirits up on 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 morale up, I feel incredibly lucky that I got to meet and work with him and very sad that he’s passed. He was an incredible actor and lovely man.”
Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger, wrote, “His talent was so immense it made sense that he played a giant—he could fill ANY space with his brilliance. Robbie, if I ever get to be so kind as you were to me on a film set, I promise to do it in your name and memory. Know how much l adore and admire you. I’ll really miss your sweetness, your nicknames, your warmth, your laughs and your hugs. You made us a family. Know you were that to us. There was no better Hagrid. You made it a joy to be Hermione.”
Meanwhile, Rupert Grint, who portrayed Ron Weasley in the series, wrote, “Heartbroken to hear that Robbie is gone. I’ll never forget the smell of cigars and beard glue- a wonderful combination. No one else on this planet could of played Hagrid, only Robbie. Just as Hagrid was in the books and films Robbie was in life- warm, compassionate and hilarious. A giant hearted man who was still looking out for us even decades later. Sending love to his family. See you on the other side Bobser.”