Just over a week following his passing, the cause of Harry Potter star Robbie Coltrane’s death has been revealed.
According to reports, the death certificate of the beloved Hagrid actor lists multiple organ failure as his cause of passing. The certificate also noted that he had been suffering from sepsis, lower respiratory tract infection and heart block.
It also revealed that he had been diagnosed with obesity and Type 2 diabetes.
On October 14, 2022 it was confirmed that Coltrane had passed away at the age of 72 in a hospital near his home in Larbert, Scotland.
“Robbie will probably be best remembered for decades to come as Hagrid … a role which brought joy to children and adults alike, prompting a stream of fan letters every week for over 20 years,” his agent told the BBC.
Following the news of his death, many Harry Potters stars shared heartfelt tributes to the actor.
“Heartbroken to hear that Robbie is gone. I’ll never forget the smell of cigars and beard glue- a wonderful combination,” Rupert Grint, who played Ron in the movies, shared on Instagram. “No one else on this planet could of played Hagrid, only Robbie.”
Grint continued, “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.”
Daniel Radcliffe also remembered Coltrane in a statemen saying, “Robbie was one of the funniest people I’ve met and used to keep us laughing constantly as kids on the set,” Radcliffe said. “I’ve especially fond memories of him keeping our spirits up on Prisoner of Azkaban, when 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. I feel incredibly lucky that I got to meet and work with him and very sad that he’s passed. He was an incredible actor and a lovely man.”
Emma Watson, Hermione in the films, remembered Coltrane and shared touching words on her Instagram Stories.
“Robbie was like the most fun uncle I’ve ever had, but most of all, he was deeply caring and compassionate towards me as a child and an adult,” she said. “His talent was so immense that it made sense he played a giant — he could fill ANY space with his brilliance.”