Robbie Coltrane, actor who played the beloved Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, dies at 72

Posted on AllSides October 14th, 2022
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Venerable Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane, best known as the dragon-loving half-giant Hagrid from the Harry Potter film franchise, died on Friday, his managers said.

He was 72.

A representative with the actor's agency, William Morris Endeavor, confirmed his passing to NBC News, saying Coltrane had been ill and wasn't active recently.

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