Harry Potter and Cracker actor Robbie Coltrane has died aged 72.

The Scottish-born star, known for playing the Hogwarts gamekeeper Hagrid in the Potter film franchise and criminal psychologist Dr Eddie 'Fitz' Fitzgerald in the 1990s TV crime drama, died on Friday.

In a statement, his agent of 40 years, Belinda Wright, said the actor will probably be best remembered as Hagrid, which led to a "stream of fan letters every week for over 20 years".

She described Coltrane, whose real name was Anthony Robert McMillan, as a "wonderful actor" and "forensically intelligent".

Coltrane won the best actor gong at the British Academy Television Awards three years running for his role in Cracker and was made an OBE in the 2006 New Year Honours list.

His agent did not give details on his death - but said Coltrane's family thanked the team at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert for their care.

'A complete one-off'

Tributes have flooded in for the actor, as Harry Potter author JK Rowling tweeted an image with Coltrane and said: "I'll never know anyone remotely like Robbie again. He was an incredible talent, a complete one off."

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Harry Potter and Cracker actor Robbie Coltrane has died aged 72.

The Scottish-born star, known for playing the Hogwarts gamekeeper Hagrid in the Potter film franchise and criminal psychologist Dr Eddie 'Fitz' Fitzgerald in the 1990s TV crime drama, died on Friday.

In a statement, his agent of 40 years, Belinda Wright, said the actor will probably be best remembered as Hagrid, which led to a "stream of fan letters every week for over 20 years".

She described Coltrane, whose real name was Anthony Robert McMillan, as a "wonderful actor" and "forensically intelligent".

Coltrane won the best actor gong at the British Academy Television Awards three years running for his role in Cracker and was made an OBE in the 2006 New Year Honours list.

His agent did not give details on his death - but said Coltrane's family thanked the team at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert for their care.

'A complete one-off'

Tributes have flooded in for the actor, as Harry Potter author JK Rowling tweeted an image with Coltrane and said: "I'll never know anyone remotely like Robbie again. He was an incredible talent, a complete one off."

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