Tributes pour in for Robbie Coltrane of Harry Potter as the actor passes on aged 72.
Tributes Pour In For Robbie Coltrane of Harry Potter
Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane has passed away at the age of 72 as per reports on Friday. The sad news was confirmed by the agents of Coltrane in the US and the UK to the BBC, CNN, and the Guardian.
And among several other series and movies including a stint as a villain in GoldenEye and The World is Not Enough, both James Bond movies, and also as Lord Dingwall in Brave by Pixar, Coltrane is well known for playing the role of half-giant Rubeus Hagrid in all eight Harry Potter movies.
Fans Actors and Harry Potter Alumni Took To Twitter To Share Their Condolences
Tributes started pouring in on the social media platform Twitter as fellow actors, fans, and harry Potter alums mourned the loss of Coltrane.
“I first met Robbie Coltrane almost exactly 40 years ago. I was awe/terror/love struck all at the same time. Such depth, power & talent: funny enough to cause helpless hiccups & honking as we made our first TV show, ‘Alfresco’,” Stephen Fry, an English actor who narrated the Harry Potter books for their audio released on Friday tweeted. “Farewell, old fellow. You’ll be so dreadfully missed.”
“I’ll never know anyone remotely like Robbie again. He was an incredible talent, a complete one off, and I was beyond fortunate to know him, work with him and laugh my head off with him,” JK Rowling, author of Harry Potter tweeted alongside a picture of herself with Coltrane. “I send my love and deepest condolences to his family, above all his children.”
James Phelps who played Fred Weasley also tweeted: “I will miss the random chats about all subjects under the sun. And I’ll never forget in September 2000, Robbie Coltrane came over to a very nervous 14yr old me on my 1st ever day on a movie set and said ‘Enjoy it, you’ll be great’. Thank you for that x.
“Very sad news. He had such range and depth as an actor, from brilliant comedy to hard-edged drama,” first minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon tweeted. “I think my favourite of all his roles was Fitz in Cracker. Robbie Coltrane, Scottish entertainment legend – you will be hugely missed.”
“Robbie was one of the funniest people I’ve met and used to keep us laughing constantly as kids on the set,” Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe in a statement said as quoted by variety. “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 a lovely man.”