- Apr 24, 2016
Actor Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, has died aged 72.
He also appeared in ITV detective drama Cracker and the James Bond films Goldeneye and The World Is Not Enough.
In a statement, his agent Belinda Wright confirmed the actor died in hospital near Falkirk in Scotland.
She described Coltrane as a "unique talent", adding his role as Hagrid "brought joy to children and adults alike all over the world".
"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.
"He is survived by his sister Annie Rae, his children Spencer and Alice and their mother Rhona Gemmell. They would like to thank the medical staff at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert for their care and diplomacy.
"Please respect Robbie's family's privacy at this distressing time."
Tributes have been paid by fellow actors including Daniel Radcliffe, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.
Robbie Coltrane, Actor: Cracker. Robbie Coltrane, one of Britain's most popular comedians who was head of debating society at school and won prizes for his art, is now a film star who played in two James Bond films and in the "Harry Potter" franchise. Coltrane was born Anthony Robert McMillan on...