Robbie Coltrane, who played 'Rubeus Hagrid' in 'Harry Potter', dies at the age of 72

written by Rajan Nath | October 15, 2022 10:13am

Robbie Coltrane death: Hollywood actor Robbie Coltrane, who is prominently known for playing Hogwarts gamekeeper 'Rubeus Hagrid' in 'Harry Potter', has passed away at the age of 72.ie C

As per reports, Robbie Coltrane died in a hospital in Larbert, Scotland. Reportedly, he had been suffering from ill health for the last two years. Born on March 30, 1950, in Scotland's Glasgow, graduated from Glasgow Art School.

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Robbie Coltrane, who played 'Rubeus Hagrid' in 'Harry Potter', dies at the age of 72 Image Source: Google

He further pursued his studies in art at Moray House College of Education in Edinburgh. 'Rubeus Hagrid' from 'Harry Potter' took up stand-up comedy in Edinburgh clubs and later changed his last name in honour of the jazz legend John Coltrane.

He then turned to act in London. He was also part of shows like 'Flash Gordon' and 'Blackadder and Keep It in the Family'. Robbie's other comedy credits included series like 'A Kick Up the Eighties', 'The Comic Strip' and 'Alfresco'.

Robbie Coltrane, who played 'Rubeus Hagrid' in 'Harry Potter', dies at the age of 72 Image Source: Google

At last, he turned out to be a mainstay on British TV screens. He was also part of two 'James Bond' films as he played 'Valentin Zukovsky' in 'GoldenEye' and 'The World Is Not Enough.'

Robbie Coltrane, who played 'Rubeus Hagrid' in 'Harry Potter', dies at the age of 72 Image Source: Google

In 2019, Robbie reprised his role as 'Hagrid' in the fantasy short film 'Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure'.

Soon after the news of Robbie Coltrane's death, the fans have been mourning the sad demise of 'Rubeus Hagrid' in 'Harry Potter', His one of the most prominent quotes from 'Harry Potter' is "It's changing out there".

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