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Beloved Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane died at 72

Robbie Coltrane, the Scottish actor who co-starred in James Bond films GoldenEye and The World Is Not Enough and played a crime-solving psychologist in the TV series “Cracker” and the half-giant “Hagrid” in the “Harry Potter” films, has died at the age of 72.

Belinda Wright, Coltrane’s representative, confirmed his death on Friday at a hospital in Scotland.

Coltrane rose to prominence as a tough-guy detective in the 1990s television series “Cracker,” for which he won best actor at the British Academy Television Awards three years in a row.

He appeared in all eight Harry Potter films, from 2001–2011, as the compassionate half-giant Hagrid, a mentor to the child wizard.

JK Rowling author of Harry Potter led the tributes on Twitter, describing Coltrane as an “incredible talent”.

Actor Stephen Fry tweeted- ‘Such depth, power and talent’…..

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