Venerable Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane, best known as the dragon-loving half-giant Hagrid from the Harry Potter film franchise, died on Friday, his managers said.
He was 72.
A representative with the actor’s agency, William Morris Endeavor, confirmed his passing to NBC News, saying Coltrane had been ill and wasn’t active recently.
“For me personally I shall remember him as an abidingly loyal client,” his agent Belinda Wright said in statement to the Press Association.
“As well as being a wonderful actor, he was forensically intelligent, brilliantly witty and after 40 years of being proud to be called his agent, I shall miss him.”
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
David K. Li is a breaking news reporter for NBC News.
Diana Dasrath is entertainment producer and senior reporter for NBC News covering all platforms.
Liam Woods contributed.
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