‘Harry Potter’ Star Who Played Hagrid Dies at 72

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A lasting legacy. Harry PotterRobbie Coltrane, James Bond actor, has died on Friday October 14, Us Weekly confirms. He was 72.

“We can confirm that Robbie Coltrane has died,” a representative for the Scottish actor said in a statement to Use. “He is survived by his sister Annie RaeHis children Spencer, Alice, and their mother Rhona Gemmell.

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Coltrane, who was baptized Anthony Robert McMillan, is best known for her role as Hagrid, Hogwarts groundskeeper, in the Harry Potter franchise. After a career in stand-up comedy in Edinburgh, Scotland the franchise was established. BraveVoice actor was a star in several British sitcoms, such as BlackadderAnd Alfresco before landing his breakout role as criminal psychologist Dr. Edward “Fitz” Fitzgerald on Cracker. For his work on the series that ran from 1993 to 2006, he received three consecutive BAFTA TV TV awards.

Coltrane starred opposite Harry Potter in Harry Potter. Pierce Brosnan in two James Bond films — 1995’s GoldenEye and 1999’s The World is Not Enough — as Valentin Zukovsky.

“I first met Robbie Coltrane almost exactly 40 years ago. I was awe/terror/love struck all at the same time,” Stephen FrySubmitted via Twitter shortly after the news broke. “Such depth, power & talent: funny enough to cause helpless hiccups & honking as we made our first TV show, Alfresco.”

The Laurie and Bit of Fry star, 65, continued: “Farewell, old fellow. You’ll be so dreadfully missed.”

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