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Hagrid, Harry Potter's most beloved character, Robbie Coltrane dies at 72. 

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Robbie Coltrane shows up in London for the world debut of Harry Potter and The Dreadful Honor in 2011.

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Robbie played many roles in his career including"Cracker" and the gentle half-giant Hagrid in the "Harry Potter" movies and many more.

He died on Friday in Scotlands hospital said his agent Belinda Wright.

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Coltrane was my first choice to play Hagrid's role said J.K. Rowling Author of Harry Potter.

Rowling further added I was past lucky to know him, work with him and laugh my head with him.

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On Friday, his "Nuns on the Run" co-star Eric Idle tweeted that he had been discussing Coltrane, "pondering where he was.

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No doubt he was a brilliant actor, a funny comedian, and apart from this he was a very good friend also Idle said.

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Wright said Coltrane was living with his sister Annie Rae, his ex Rhona Gemmell and his kids Spencer and Alice.

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