According to a new report, beloved actor Robbie Coltrane’s cause of death is listed on his death certificate as multiple organ failure.
The Harry Potter star died on October 14 at the age of 72. At the time of his death, he was reportedly suffering from sepsis, a lower respiratory tract infection, type 2 diabetes, heart block and obesity.
These factors—combined with the organ failure—cumulatively led to his untimely death.
Coltrane’s ex-wife Rhona Gemmell has registered his death in Glasgow, according to the Daily star.
Obviously, he had been unwell for some time, leading to his death.
Beloved actor Robbie Coltrane’s cause of death is listed as multiple organ failure on his death certificate
Coltrane played Hagrid, the gamekeeper of Hogwarts, in all eight Harry Potter films and was the first to be cast in the films after JK Rowling personally handpicked him
Robbie Coltrane (left) pictured alongside his Harry Potter co-stars (LR) Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Alan Rickman (rear)
He was rumored to have had serious health problems earlier this year after being forced to withdraw from Comic Con in London for medical reasons in June.
The Scottish star, whose real name is Anthony Robert McMillan, was best known for playing Hogwarts’ beloved gamekeeper Hagrid and starring as criminal psychologist Dr. Eddie ‘Fitz’ Fitzgerald in the 90s ITV drama.
He won the BAFTA for Best Actor three years in a row for his role as Dr. Fitz, as well as two BAFTA Scotland Awards. He even voiced the BBC adaptation of King Charles’ children’s book, The Old Man Of Lochnagar.
Coltrane leaves behind Mrs. Gemmell, whom he married in 1999, sister Annie Rae and his children Spencer, born in 1992 and Alice, born in 1998.
He was one of the UK’s best-loved comedians before acting, where his first major serious role was Fitz in ITV’s drama series Cracker.
Tom Felton and Emma Watson were among the Harry Potter stars who paid tribute to Coltrane, who killed Hagrid. played
Coltrane character Hagrid was one of the most beloved characters in Rowling’s magical series
Throughout his illustrious career, he has also starred alongside comedy and acting legends including Julie Walters, Ben Elton, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson and Siobhan Redmond.
Coltrane’s agent Belinda Wright described him as a “unique talent” and said the star died Friday. She added: “Please respect the privacy of Robbie’s family at this poignant time.”
In a statement, she said: “My client and friend Robbie Coltrane OBE passed away on Friday, October 14. Robbie was a unique talent.
‘For me personally, I will remember him as an always loyal customer. Not only was he a great actor, he was forensically intelligent, brilliantly witty and after 40 years of being proud to be called his agent, I will miss him.
In his later years, he appeared less often in film and television, but returned to be interviewed for HBO’s Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return To Hogwarts – where he talked about how his legacy as Hagrid would live long outside of him.
Coltrane (center) got his massive acting break in the ITV drama Cracker, in which he starred as Dr. fitz
About the special, he said, “The legacy of the movies is that my kids’ generation will show it to their kids, so you could easily watch it in 50 years. ‘Unfortunately I won’t be here… but Hagrid will’
About the special, he said, “The legacy of the movies is that my kids’ generation will show it to their kids, so you could easily watch it in 50 years. “Unfortunately I won’t be here… but Hagrid will.”
After the shocking news of his death, former co-stars and colleagues began to pay tribute to the “unique” man.
Daniel Radcliffe remembered his Harry Potter colleague as “one of the funniest people” and an “incredible actor.”
The actor, who starred in the fantasy series, shared fond memories of the set in a statement, saying: “Robbie was one of the funniest people I’ve met and made us laugh constantly like kids on set.
“I have especially fond memories of him cheering us up about Prisoner of Azkaban, when we all hid for hours from the torrential rain in Hagrid’s cabin, telling stories and making jokes to keep morale up.
“I feel incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet and work with him and I am very sad that he has passed away. He was an incredible actor and a nice man.”
Coltrane pictured starring in The Pope Must Die – one of the many films he has received critical acclaim for
Coltrane was awarded an OBE for services to drama in the 2006 honor roll (pictured after receiving the OBE)
Emma Watson, who starred as Hermione in the franchise, released a heartbreaking statement on Instagram that read: “Robbie was like the nicest uncle I’ve ever had, but most of all, he was very caring and compassionate to me as a child and an adult. His talent was so immense that it made sense for him to play a giant – he could fill ANY space with his genius.
“Know how much I love and admire you. I will really miss your kindness, your nicknames, your warmth, your smile and your hugs.
“You made us a family. Know that you were that for us. There was no better Hagrid. You’ve made it a pleasure to be Hermione.’
Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy, said on Instagram: “One of my fondest memories of filming Harry Potter was a nighttime shoot of the first movie in the Forbidden Forest. I was 12.
“Robbie cared and took care of everyone around him. Effortless. And made them laugh. Effortless. He was a big gentle giant on screen, but even more so in real life. I love you mate – thanks for everything.’
Warwick Davis, who starred alongside Robbie Coltrane as Professor Flitwick in the Harry Potter films, has paid tribute to the ‘always jovial’ actor who has died aged 72.
He wrote: ‘I was saddened to learn that fellow Harry Potter cast member, Robbie Coltrane, passed away today.
Always jovial, he brought warmth, light and laughter to every set he walked on. RIP Robbie, beloved giant of comedy.”
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