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Death of Robbie Coltrane, the Hagrid of Harry Potter, is lamented


Death of Robbie Coltrane, the Hagrid of Harry Potter, is lamented

Edinburgh, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Several artists and fans mourn the death of Scottish-born actor Robbie Coltrane, popular for playing the charismatic character of Rubeus Hagrid in the British Harry Potter saga.    

According to his agent, Belinda Wright, Coltrane died at the age of 72 in hospital near the town of Falkirk, in his native Scotland, after a four-decade film career that included portrayals such as agent James Bond and criminal psychologist Edward Fitzgerald.   

Following the news, several personalities from the world of show business spoke out to highlight the acting qualities of the creator, who had a remarkable professional experience that ranged from comedy to drama and included five Bafta awards from the British Academy of Film and Television.   

The writer of the saga of the boy wizard’s books, J. K. Rowling, expressed her sorrow on Twitter, sent her condolences to the family and recognized his enormous, human qualities, ‘incredible talent, completely unique’ and satisfaction for knowing him, working and laughing out loud with him.   

Among the other recognitions that Robbie obtained, also stands out, the distinction Officer of the Order of the British Empire by the also deceased Queen Elizabeth II.


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