Fans of the saga “Harry Potter” are in mourning. Comedian Robbie Coltrane, who suffered from osteoarthritis for several years, died at the age of 72. He obviously marked the spectators in the role of Rubeus Hagrid, endearing gamekeeper of Hogwarts.
Death of comedian Robbie Coltrane
The American site The Wrap just announced some sad news. Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane has died aged 72. For several years, the health of the actor suffering from osteoarthritis was declining. In 2019, he appeared weak and in a wheelchair in London. A source then confided to the British tabloid The Sun :
Robbie has been in pain for years and his knee is constantly deteriorating. He became unable to walk unaided and was given a wheelchair pending special surgery in America to repair his joint.
The causes of his death have not yet been disclosed.
Unforgettable Hagrid in the saga Harry Potter
Born March 30, 1950, Robbie Coltrane studied painting and cinema at the Glasgow School of Art. He began his career in death live by Bertrand Tavernier, before playing in Flash Gordon, Krull, mona-lisa, Henry V, From Hell or Ocean’s Twelve. The actor twice replies to Pierce Brosnan in the saga James Bond, GoldenEye and The world is not enoughwhere he lends his features to Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky, former KGB agent turned trafficker and godfather of the Russian mafia.
But his most famous role is obviously that of Rubeus Hagrid in the franchise. Harry Potter. Present in all the films, the gamekeeper of Hogwarts who later becomes professor of care and magical creatures is one of the most reassuring and endearing figures in the saga, which Harry, Ron and Hermione can always rely on. About his participation in feature films, he said in Harry Potter : Meeting at Hogwarts :
I think it’s the end of an era… It’s been 10 years of my life and my kids have grown up during that time. My children’s generation will show the films to their children. We’ll still be watching these movies 50 years from now. I won’t be here unfortunately, but Hagrid will be.