Robbie Coltrane, the actor best known for his role as Hagrid in the "Harry Potter" franchise, died last week at the age of 72, and now the cause of his death has been revealed. Coltrane died after suffering multiple organ failure, according to multiple British reports.
His death certificate also stated that he suffered from sepsis, a lower respiratory tract infection and cardiac arrest. The actor, who also played in James Bond films, was diagnosed with obesity and type 2 diabetes. The news of his death shook people all over the world, while many colleagues and friends said goodbye to him, including Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter).
"Robbie was one of the funniest people I've ever met and constantly made us laugh as kids on set," he wrote. Rupert Grint, who played Ron in the mentioned franchise, also called. "Heartbroken to hear that Robbie is gone. I’ll never forget the smell of cigars and beard glue- a wonderful combination.
No one else on this planet could of played Hagrid, only Robbie. Just as Hagrid was in the books and films Robbie was in life- warm, compassionate and hilarious. A giant hearted man who was still looking out for us even decades later.
Sending love to his family. See you on the other side Bobser." Radcliffe recalled moments he shared with Coltrane: “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,” said Radcliffe.
“I feel incredibly lucky that I got to meet and work with him and very sad that he’s passed”.
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”. The actor also had two children with sculptor Rhona Gemmell. The couple married in 1999, but separated in 2003.