Robbie Coltrane, the veteran Scottish actor who gained worldwide acclaim as Rubeus Hagrid within the "Harry Potter" movie sequence, died Friday. He was 72.

Coltrane’s agent, Belinda Wright, stated in an e-mail that he died at a hospital in Scotland. She didn't give a reason behind the loss of life.

Coltrane was in his early 20s when he started pursuing an appearing profession and renamed himself in honor of jazz musician John Coltrane.

He went on to seem in dozens of movies and TV reveals, however is maybe identified greatest to "Harry Potter" followers as Hagrid,

the good-natured half-giant groundskeeper of Hogwarts and a mentor to Harry as he navigated the wizarding world.

One of his most often quoted traces from the franchise got here from the primary movie when Hagrid reveals to Harry that he has magic powers and is destined to attend Hogwarts.

Coltrane first gained fame as Dr. Eddie "Fitz" Fitzgerald, who helped police resolve crimes within the British drama sequence "Cracker."

His flip as a prison psychologist earned him three consecutive BAFTA Awards for the greatest actor. Queen Elizabeth II appointed Coltrane with an OBE in 2006.