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Iconic ‘Harry Potter’ Actor Found Dead

ICYMI| It’s a sad day for those of us who either grew up on Harry Potter or have children/family members who did.

Sadly, it has been widely reported that the iconic actor has long been suffering from heath ailments and this was only a matter of time, so to speak.

Either way, that does not dull the pain of losing a legend…

Deadline reported:

Beloved Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane died today at 72, his agent has confirmed to Deadline.

The Harry Potter, James Bond and Cracker star died at a hospital near his home in Larbert, Scotland. The award-winning actor had been in ill health for the past two years.

Coltrane, the larger-than-life comic star, memorably played Hogwarts gamekeeper Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter series.

He enjoyed huge popularity as Potter‘s half-giant/half-wizard, gaining worldwide fame and acclaim for his heartwarming performances and onscreen relationship with Daniel Radcliffe’s Harry Potter.

He co-starred in James Bond films GoldenEye and The World Is Not Enough, in which he played Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky, a former KGB operative-turned-ally of Agent 007.

Coltrane was born Anthony Robert McMillan on March 30, 1950, in Rutherglen, Scotland. He took the stage name Coltrane in his early 20s in tribute to jazz saxophonist John Coltrane and broke through in Byrne’s theater production of The Slab Boys. Early film roles included Flash Gordon and Mona Lisa before he appeared on the small screen in Tutti Frutti and then Blackadder the Third. He also memorably played the Pope in 1991 comedy The Pope Must Die.

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