Famous Harrry Potter actor Hagrid has passed away. Sending our prayers

Harry Potter and Cracker actor Robbie Coltrane has died aged 72, his agent has said.

The Scottish-born star, known for playing the Hogwarts gamekeeper Hagrid and criminal psychologist Dr Eddie ‘Fitz’ Fitzgerald in the 1990s crime drama Cracker, 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”.