Remembering Robbie Coltrane: ‘Harry Potter’ Star Dies At 72

Our hearts are heavy today as we honor the life and legacy of Robbie Coltrane. See how fans are remembering the beloved ‘Harry Potter’ star.

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Robbie Coltrane dies at 72

We are all feeling the heavy loss upon hearing that Robbie Coltrane, the beloved actor who portrayed Hagrid in Harry Potter, has passed away at 72 in Larbert, Scotland. We know there is no Hogwarts without Hagrid, and so we solemnly raise our wands to him today.

Being someone who grew up watching Robbie Coltrane as Hagrid, it feels like I lost a piece of myself today. I am sure we all feel this way. The Scottish actor played some incredible characters during his career. He appeared in over 50 roles on screen including Harry Potter, National Treasure, Alfresco, and James Bond. He was made an OBE in 2006 and he was awarded the Bafta Scotland Award for outstanding contribution to film in 2011.

The Harry Potter Reunion:

Robbie Coltrane joined the cast in the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts and touched us all with his words about being with the film series. Watch the clip from the reunion below.

Robbie Coltrane reminisces on working with the cast and crew of the Harry Potter films for 10 years of his life and leaves us with this quote during the reunion:

“The legacy of the movies is that my children’s generation will show them to their children, so you could be watching in 50 years time. I’ll not be here sadly, but Hagrid will.”

Robbie Coltrane

Fans Pay Tribute To The Beloved Actor:

Fans of the beloved actor took to Twitter to pay tribute to the legacy Coltrane leaves with us all.

cr. via Twitter @chelscornish93
cr. via Twitter @wizardingworld
cr. via Twitter @RenGeekness

“I am what I am, an’ I’m not ashamed. ‘Never be ashamed,’ my ol’ dad used ter say, ‘there’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth botherin’ with.’ An’ he was right.”

Hagrid, Goblet of Fire
cr. via Twitter @emmasiobhan22
cr. via Twitter @TheDailyHPotter
cr. via Twitter @benste95
cr. via Twitter @PotterheadPosts

“What’s comin’ will come, an’ we’ll meet it when it does.”

Hagrid, Goblet of Fire
cr. via Twitter @camyaccion
cr. via Twitter @TheHPfacts
cr. via Twitter @HailEternal
cr. via Twitter @MajorDcps

Robbie Coltrane left a mark on us all with his incredible talent and roles. He gave us the one and only Rubeus Hagrid. Keeper of keys and watcher of the grounds. And we will remember his legacy forever.

If you are looking to remember the actor with some Harry Potter content, click here to read our six best quotes from Hagrid in the Harry Potter films.