Robbie Coltrane, a Scottish actor, has died this week. People all over the globe are grieving his passing. Friends, colleagues and fans all remember Robbie Coltrane as a great actor. Harry PotterColtrane’s passing was a devastating blow to the franchise. Some of the most touching tributes to Coltrane since the birth of social media have been his.
For his role in Rubeus Hagrid, Coltrane is most well-known to the rest of the world. Harry PotterHe was a legend in the movies, but he also had a long and distinguished career. He had worked with actors from every part of the industry and clearly made a lasting impression on them all. The actor was admired by many.
According to The Hollywood ReporterColtrane, who was suffering from an undisclosed illness, died at the hospital near his home. He was 72 years of age. Here’s a look at the way that fans have honored this legend performer.
— L⭕️ralcibiade (@lauralcibiade) October 14, 2022
Coltrane had some words of wisdom that he left for his own memorial, according to many fans. Harry Potter HBO Max’s 20th anniversary special. There, he said that he was pleased to think of his performance delighting viewers for decades to come – even after he was dead.
RIP Robbie Coltrane. You will be our Hagrid forever. pic.twitter.com/KXutSegh7C
— RedVelvet 💚🤍💜 (@emmasiobhan22) October 14, 2022
Fan art 🎨 my tribute to Mr Robbie Coltrane such a sad loss of an amazing actor and funny guy stared in some awesome movies in his life and Robbies greatest one for me was cracker he was absolutely amazing in this series. And may you R.I.P Big man god bless you Robbie 🙏 🎬🎥❤️🌹 pic.twitter.com/5Xug0nzL2Z
— Alan Mercury Taylor (@jaydenswiz) October 14, 2022
To honor Coltrane, many fans shared artworks of Hagrid and Coltrane.
I will miss the chats about every subject under the sun. I also remember when Robbie Coltrane visited me at 14 years old on September 2000. He said that he was very happy to see me and that he had a lot of fun with me. “Enjoy it, you’ll be great”. We are grateful for the x
— James Phelps (@James_Phelps) October 14, 2022
It was a sad news to hear that a fellow had died. #HarryPotter cast member, Robbie Coltrane died today. He was always cheerful and brought joy to all he met. Robbie, the beloved Giant of comedy. pic.twitter.com/NGT644dA7K
— Warwick Davis (@WarwickADavis) October 14, 2022
Coltrane’s stars shared their memories of a decade working with him.
I hope it’s OK to spout memories: I used to ride with Robbie Coltrane between Manchester and London in his sort-of-restored MGA. I’d roll him cigarettes while he discoursed on the ways of the world, and I don’t think I’ve ever laughed or learned so much in my life.
— Hugh Laurie (@hughlaurie) October 14, 2022
Robbie Coltrane was my first encounter almost exactly 40 year ago. I was simultaneously terrified/terrorized/loved by Robbie Coltrane. Such depth, power & talent: funny enough to cause helpless hiccups & honking as we made our first TV show, “Alfresco”. Farewell, old fellow. You’ll be so dreadfully missed
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) October 14, 2022
Other actors remembered Coltrane fondly as well – even those who may not have worked with him for a decade.
Robbie Coltrane and I were doing interviews to mark the 20th anniversary Harry Potter. It was a really moving interview as he was as recounting his time on the series and the impact it had on children around the world… 2/4
— Stefan Pape (@stefanpape29) October 15, 2022
Although I claimed I was being truthful, I really wanted Hagrid to visit my house and say hello when I was ten years old. “you’re a wizard Stefan”. There was a moment’s pause before he said “spin me round”. So I did, and he looked at my dead eyes. He said “you’re a wizard Stefan”. 4/4
— Stefan Pape (@stefanpape29) October 15, 2022
Coltrane was an actor, but he also left a lasting impression on many. Coltrane’s chance encounters with crew members and reporters were fondly remembered by many people, including journalists and fans.
Reading an obituary about Robbie Coltrane that’s crammed with ten (10!) references to his weight, and I’m reminded once again that regardless of talent or accomplishment, the dignity fat celebrities are offered in death is scarce
— Alice Slater 🍂 (@alicemjslater) October 15, 2022
See, I were writing Robbie Coltrane’s obituary, I wouldn’t spend the first paragraph making clumsy allusions to his weight and ganching that he didn’t like journalists enough. pic.twitter.com/zMRWeAWQcn
— Mic “spooky” Wright (@brokenbottleboy) October 15, 2022
Coltrane’s memorialization in the media and on social media was a disappointment to many of his fans. They thought that he deserved more respect – especially on the very day of his passing.
It was awful to learn about Robbie Coltrane. While most people will remember him as Hagrid it is important to mention that he was an actor with extraordinary range. This is Samuel Johnson, the English Dictionary compiler, on Blackadder! pic.twitter.com/w5mMzUzZPa
— Ellen Walker MA (RCA) (@EllenFWalker) October 14, 2022
Robbie Coltrane’s passing is a tragic loss to the world. He was an extraordinary actor whose talent had no limits. Bond audiences loved him as Valentin Zukovsky, in GOLDENEYE, and THE WORLD ISN’T ENOUGH. He was also beloved by millions of people who saw him in many roles. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/hrEXPMN8UJ
— James Bond (@007) October 14, 2022
Many Coltrane fans pointed out his performances outside the arena. Harry Potter Encourage each other to look for his other work in honor of him.