Robbie Coltrane dies at the age of 72 He played Hagrid in Harry Potter

Robbie Coltrane, baby-faced comedian and character actor who played hundreds of roles

These included a crime-solving psychologist on the TV series "Cracker" and the benign semi-giant Hagrid in the "Harry Potter" movies,

He has passed away. He was 72 years old.

Coltrane's agent Belinda Wright said that he died on Friday in a hospital in his native Scotland,

Let me tell you that JK Rowling, the author of "Harry Potter", who said decades ago that

For him Coltrane was his first choice to play Hagrid,

He also tweeted on Friday that he was "an incredible talent, an absolute one."

Let us tell you that Anthony Robert McMillan, born in Rutherglen, Scotland, Coltrane was in his early 20s,

This is where he began to pursue an acting career and changed his name in honor of jazz musician John Coltrane.