Scottish ‘Harry Potter’ Actor Robbie Coltrane Dead at 72

Scottish ‘Harry Potter’ actor Robbie Coltrane has died at the age of 72.

Robbie Coltrane passed away at a hospital near his home in Larbert, Scotland.

According to reports, Coltrane had been suffering from health problems for the past two years.

Deadline reported:

Beloved Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane died today at 72, his agent has confirmed to Deadline.

The Harry Potter, James Bond and Cracker star died at a hospital near his home in Larbert, Scotland. The award-winning actor had been in ill health for the past two years.

Coltrane, the larger-than-life comic star, memorably played Hogwarts gamekeeper Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter series.

He enjoyed huge popularity as Potter‘s half-giant/half-wizard, gaining worldwide fame and acclaim for his heartwarming performances and onscreen relationship with Daniel Radcliffe’s Harry Potter.

He co-starred in James Bond films GoldenEye and The World Is Not Enough, in which he played Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky, a former KGB operative-turned-ally of Agent 007.

Coltrane was born Anthony Robert McMillan on March 30, 1950, in Rutherglen, Scotland. He took the stage name Coltrane in his early 20s in tribute to jazz saxophonist John Coltrane and broke through in Byrne’s theater production of The Slab Boys. Early film roles included Flash Gordon and Mona Lisa before he appeared on the small screen in Tutti Frutti and then Blackadder the Third. He also memorably played the Pope in 1991 comedy The Pope Must Die.

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