Cause of Death Revealed for Robbie Coltrane
Robbie Coltrane, the Harry Potter actor who played Rubeus Hagrid, passed away on October 14. He was 72 years old. His cause of death has been revealed by Scottish media outlet Daily Record. He died from multiple organ failure. Before his death, the actor experienced sepsis, a lower respiratory tract infection, heart blockage, obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. It was said Coltrane had mobility issues and used a wheelchair.
Prior to his death, reports indicate Robbie had been sick for some time, according to TMZ. Coltrane had osteoarthritis, and stated in an interview in 2020, he felt “constant pain.” Moreover, he had a knee replacement surgery.
American audiences may only know Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane as the character Hagrid that he portrayed in the Harry Potter film series. He appeared in all seven movies in the franchise, and he also reprised the role in short videos and even the pre-show for a Harry Potter ride.
While Coltrane was certainly an incredible actor in the Harry Potter movies, his career had much more depth. He also starred in the British crime drama “Cracker” and won Best Actor at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards three years in a row. In addition, he acted in two James Bond movies, “Golden Eye” and “The World Is Not Enough.”
After hearing the news of Coltrane’s death, many of his former coworkers expressed their condolences. Actor Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter in the Harry Potter movies, reminisced about Coltrane’s sense of humor and positive attitude. In a statement, he explained, “Robbie was one of the funniest people I’ve met and used to keep us laughing constantly as kids on the set. I’ve especially fond memories of him keeping our spirits up on Prisoner of Azkaban, when we were all hiding from the torrential rain for hours in Hagrid’s hut and he was telling stories and cracking jokes to keep morale up.” He added, “I feel incredibly lucky that I got to meet and work with him and very sad that he’s passed. He was an incredible actor and a lovely man.”
Coltrane is survived by his sister; his two children, Alice and Spencer; and his children’s mother, Rhona Gemmell.