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Harry Potter's Hagrid passed at 72.

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Just read this, that's too bad.  Hope I'm not double dosing the news. Robbie Coltrain.

 

 

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Re: Harry Potter's Hagrid passed at 72.

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear, didn't know and I loved his character in those films. I was also so sad to hear about Angela Lansbury. She died of old age, not too many of us pass that way. 

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He was my favorite Harry Potter character. I'm sad to hear of this.

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Re: Harry Potter's Hagrid passed at 72.

TMZ: Robbie Coltrane, the actor who gained world-renowned fame as Rubeus Hagrid in the 'Harry Potter' film franchise has died. He was 72.

 

Actor Robbie Coltrane, Harry Potter's Hagrid, passes away at 72 |  Entertainment News,The Indian Express

 

Actor Robbie Coltrane aka Hagrid from the Harry Potter Films Dies at 72 |  Lipstick Alley

 

Robbie Coltrane, actor who played Hagrid in Harry Potter, dies aged 72

 

Coltrane was sick for years, and passed away in a hospital near his home in Larbert, Scotland. It's unclear what he was battling.

 

Coltrane struggled with osteoarthritis, a disease that destroys your joints, saying in an interview back in 2020 at his worst moments, he was in "constant pain." He also underwent a knee replacement.

 

Coltrane stood at 6'1", but his Hagrid character was portrayed to be 8'6".

 

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RIP

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 oh No!  Love Hagrid.  

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Reading about his death, he was known in Great Brittain for so much more than Harry Potter. 

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I've never seen any of the Harry Potter movies, but loved Robbie Coltrane in "Mona Lisa",    a wonderful, hauntingly noir-ish British film with Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson and Michael Caine:

 

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He was super as the rough-around-the-edges pal of Bob Hoskins.

 

I so admire him for another thing too--   when most of the "Harry Potter" cast bowed to fashion and more or less "denounced" author J.K. Rowling for some of her world views,  Coltrane stuck up for her publicly.    Moral courage these days is not that plentiful, so good for him.   RIP.