Venerable Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane, best known as the dragon-loving half-giant Hagrid from the "Harry Potter" film franchise

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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.

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"We are hugely saddened to hear of the passing of the magnificent Robbie Coltrane who played Hagrid with such kindness,

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Heart and humour within the Harry Potter films," the “Harry Potter” movie franchise said in assertion. 

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"He was a amazing actor, a friend to all and he may be deeply missed."

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"He was a amazing actor, a friend to all and he may be deeply missed."

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Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter in the seven installments of the franchise, fondly recalled all the moments he spent with Coltrane,

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"Robbie was one of the funniest people I’ve met and used to keep us laughing constantly as kids on the set," Radcliffe said in statement.

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"Potter" novelist J.K. Rowling said Coltrane was a one-in-a-million talent who always made coming to work fun.

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Actor, author and comedian Stephen Fry also mourned the passing of Coltrane, his friend of 40 years.

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