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Robbie Coltrane’s cause of death revealed nine days after Harry Potter star’s passing

The James Bond and Cracker actor died on 14 October, aged 72

Actor Robbie Coltrane died aged 72

Jacob StolworthyUK Independent

Much loved actor Robbie Coltrane’s cause of death has been revealed.

The Harry Potter, James Bond and Cracker actor died on 14 October, aged 72.

His agent of 40 years, Belinda Wright, announced the news, thanking the medical staff at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert, near Falkirk in Scotland, for their “care and diplomacy”.

According to multiple reports, Coltrane died from multiple organ failure.

According to the actor’s death certificate, the actor, who played Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter franchise, had been suffering from sepsis, lower respiratory tract infection and heart block.

News of the actor’s death led to tributes from the world of Hollywood, including his co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint.

Harry Potter fans also shared a poignant clip from the film series’s 20th anniversary, Return to Hogwarts, which aired in January 2022.

While discussing its legacy, a tearful Coltrane said: “I just think it’s the end of an era, 10 years of my life. My children have grown up during it, of course. The legacy of the movies is that my children’s generation will show them to their children.

He added: “So, you could be watching it in 50 years’ time, easy… I’ll not be here, sadly… but Hagrid will, yes.”

Coltrane, who was born Anthony Robert McMillan, is surived by his sister Annie Rae, his children Spencer and Alice, and their mother Rhona Gemmell.


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