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Potterheads Are Mourning the Loss of "Hagrid" Actor Robbie Coltrane

Noooooo, not Hagrid!

Harry Potter fans the world over are in mourning, after it was announced that actor Robbie Coltrane passed at the age of 72. 

The Scottish actor appeared in several well-known roles, including the British detective drama Cracker and the James Bond movies Goldeneye and The World Is Not Enough, BBC News reports. But without a doubt his most beloved role was in the Potter series, where he starred as the loyal and kind half-oaf Hagrid. The news was delivered via the BBC News's Twitter page on October 14. 

According to a statement given by Coltrane's agent Belinda Wright to the news outlet, he passed in a hospital near Falkirk, Scotland. Wright called her late client a "unique talent" — adding that his role as Hagrid "brought joy to children and adults alike all over the world."

"For me personally I shall remember him as an abidingly loyal client," she explained. "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."

"He is survived by his sister Annie Rae, his children Spencer and Alice and their mother Rhona Gemmell," she continued. "They would like to thank the medical staff at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert for their care and diplomacy. Please respect Robbie's family's privacy at this distressing time."

Online, people were just as heartbroken. "Amazing actor, not just in Harry Potter! Cracking Bond comedy villain too!" wrote one commenter on Twitter. "Hogwarts has fallen," someone else added. "Noooooo! This is heartbreaking news. RIP Mr. Coltrane," someone else chimed in. "That’s a gut punch. Rest In Peace Robbie," another person agreed. 

Although many people were simple stunned and replied with a simple "No!

Fellow actor, and narrator of several of the Potter audiobooks, Stephen Fry also paid tribute to Coltrane on Twitter, writing: "I first met Robbie Coltrane almost exactly 40 years ago. I was awe/terror/love struck all at the same time. Such depth, power and talent: funny enough to cause helpless hiccups and honking as we made our first TV show, 'Alfresco.'" 

"Farewell, old fellow," he continued. "You’ll be so dreadfully missed."