Multiple reports from the UK reveal that Harry Potter star Robbie Coltrane has died from multiple organ failures, in addition to sepsis, heart block and type 2 diabetes.
Harry Potter Star Robbie Coltrane reportedly died of multiple organ failure.
As reported by Term, sepsis, a lower respiratory tract infection and heart block contributed to Coltrane’s death at age 72. According to her death certificate, doctors had also previously diagnosed the Harry Potter actor with obesity and type 2 diabetes. In addition, Coltrane suffered from osteoarthritis, which left him in a wheelchair, since 2019. Coltrane died at the Forth Valley Royal Hospital near his home in Scotland. He is survived by his two children, Spencer and Alice.
After Coltrane’s death, many Harry Potter Stars paid tribute to the late actor on social media. “Robbie was one of the funniest people I’ve ever met and he used to make us laugh constantly when we were kids on set,” said Daniel Radcliffe. “I have especially fond memories of him keeping our spirits up in Prisoner of Azkaban, when we all hid from the pouring rain for hours in Hagrid’s hut and he would tell stories and joke around to keep morale high. 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.”
Also, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson shared heartwarming sentiments. “I will never forget the smell of cigarettes and beard glue, a wonderful combination,” Grint wrote. The actor also commented that Coltrane was “warm, compassionate and hilarious” and the perfect choice to play Hagrid. “Robbie was like the funniest uncle I’ve ever had,” Watson wrote. the Beauty and the Beast The actor recalled how “deeply loving and compassionate” Coltrane was to her as a child, which continued into her adulthood.
Coltrane made his first appearance as Rubeus Hagrid in Harry potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Coltrane was JK Rowling’s first choice to play the kind-hearted half-giant, but Robin Williams also expressed interest in the role. However the Harry Potter the producers kept their “British Only” casting rule, so the California native was unable to make his Wizarding World debut.
During the HBO Max 2022 special Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, Coltrane spoke about the tremendous impact movies have had on people of all ages, which the late actor believed would undoubtedly continue for decades to come. “The legacy of these films is that my children’s generation will show them to their children. So, you could be seeing them in 50 years, easy. Sadly, I won’t be here, but Hagrid will,” the late actor said.
the eight Harry Potter the movies are available to stream on Peacock and HBO Max.