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“I’ll sadly not be here, but Hagrid will”: Robbie Coltrane, much loved Harry Potter actor has died

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Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane, best known for his portrayal of Harry potter game keeper Hagrid sadly passed away this Friday.

Belinda Wright, Coltrane’s agent expressed the love of his fans led to “a stream of fan letters every week for 20 years”.

Tributes have already come flooding in with Harry Potter author J.K Rowling tweeting: “I’ll never know anyone remotely like Robbie again… and I was beyond fortunate to know him, work with him and laugh my head off with him.”

Harry potter actors Matthew Lewis, Oliver Phelps, Tom Felton and many more have also expressed the personal love they shared for the actor.

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Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter in the film franchise tweeted: “Robbie was one of the funniest people I've met and used to keep us laughing constantly as kids on the set.”

Fellow Harry Potter star Emma Watson, known for her role as Hermione Grainger took to Instagram to share heartfelt memories of the actor: “There’s no better Hagrid, you made it a joy to be Hermione”.

Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon referred to Coltrane as “a Scottish entertainment legend” who will be “hugely missed”.

In an interview for the Harry Potter 20 years reunion, Coltrane spoke of the legacy Harry Potter and Hagrid will carry for years to come: The legacy of the movies is that my children's generation will show them to their children… So you could be watching it in 50 years time, easy. I'll not be here, sadly, but Hagrid will, yes.”



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