On October 21, 2012, Robbie Coltrane attends the premiere of ‘Great Expectations,’ which concludes the 56th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square in London, England.

Robbie Coltrane, a well-known Scottish actor, died on October 14 at the age of 72, according to his agent, Belinda Wright. For the past two years, the actor and comedian, best known for his iconic role as Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, had been in poor health. Coltrane died of multiple organ failure on October 25, according to Deadline. At the time of his death, the actor was suffering from sepsis, a lower respiratory tract infection, and heart block, in addition to Type 2 diabetes. Coltrane’s representatives did not immediately respond.

Coltrane won the hearts of millions of fans as the half-giant, half-wizard Hagrid, who remember him as the kind-hearted and lovable groundskeeper at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.”

[Robbie] brought joy to children and adults all over the world, prompting a steady stream of fan letters for more than 20 years “Wright stated. “Personally, I will remember him as a steadfastly loyal client. He was not only a fantastic actor, but he was also forensically intelligent and brilliantly witty, and I will miss him after 40 years of being proud to be called his agent.”

Coltrane was best known for his roles as Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky in the James Bond films “GoldenEye” (1995) and “The World Is Not Enough” (1999). (1999). From 1993 to 1996, he starred as Dr. Edward Fitz in the British crime drama series “Cracker,” for which he received three BAFTA awards, a feat only matched by fellow Harry Potter alum Michael Gambon. Other notable projects by Coltrane include “Nuns on the Run” (1990), “Mona Lisa” (1986), and “Ocean’s 12.” (2004).

Queen Elizabeth II awarded the actor an OBE in the New Year Honors in 2006 for his services to drama.

Stephen Fry posted a tribute tweet on October 14th, saying, “Such depth, power, and talent: funny enough to cause helpless hiccups and honking while filming Alfresco, our first TV show. Farewell, old friend; you will be sorely missed.” Other celebrities, including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton, and others, have paid tribute to Coltrane in the days since his death.

Coltrane is survived by his sister, Annie Rae, as well as his children, Spencer and Alice, and their mother, Rhona Gemmell. “They would like to express their gratitude to the medical staff at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert for their compassion and diplomacy,” Wright said. “Please respect Robbie’s family’s privacy during this difficult time.”