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Robbie Coltrane’s Harry Potter co-stars and JK Rowling pay tribute to the late actor

The Muggle world wept when it was announced that the actor behind Hogwarts’ beloved gamekeeper, Robbie Coltrane, had passed away last Friday.

Coltrane’s passing away broke the hearts of many, prompting people to post tributes.

The cast of the Harry Potter films joined the world in paying tribute to Coltrane on social media.

JK Rowling

The author of the Harry Potter books shared a heartfelt message on Twitter: “I’ll never know anyone remotely like Robbie again.”

“He was an incredible talent, a complete one off, and I was beyond fortunate to know him, work with him and laugh my head off with him.”

“I send my love and deepest condolences to his family, above all his children.”

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe, who has become synonymous with his Harry Potter character, described Coltrane as one of the funniest people he has ever met.

According to the actor, Coltrane had a personality that couldn’t stop making the young cast members laugh on set.

“I’ve especially fond memories of him keeping our spirits up on ‘Prisoner of Azkaban,’ when we were all hiding from the torrential rain for hours in Hagrid’s hut and he was telling stories and cracking jokes to keep morale up,” said Radcliffe.

“I feel incredibly lucky that I got to meet and work with him and very sad that he’s passed. He was an incredible actor and a lovely man.”

Emma Watson

The Harry Potter heroine took to social media to honor Robbie Coltrane and shared a photo of them on Instagram.

“Robbie was the most fun uncle I’ve ever had,” she wrote.

“His talent was so immense it made sense he played a giant – he could fill ANY space with his brilliance.

“Robbie, if I ever get to be so kind as you were to me on a film set I promise I’ll do it in your memory.”

Tom Felton

Although Tom Felton played Harry Potterrival Draco Malfoy, the actor maintains close ties with several of his co-stars, including Coltrane.

He also posted on Instagram and wrote:

“One of my fondest memories of filming Harry Potter was a night shoot on the first film in the forbidden forest. I was 12.”

“Robbie cared & looked after everyone around of him. Effortlessly. And made them laugh. Effortlessly.”

“He was a big friendly giant on screen but even more so in real life.”

Warwick Davis

Warwick Davis, who also played the roles of Professor Filius Flitwick and the Griphook in the movies, described the late Robbie Coltrane as always “jovial.”

He also said that Coltrane “brought warmth, light and laughter to any set he walked on to.”

Robbie Coltrane

Earlier this year, HBO Max released a special called Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: ​​Return to Hogwarts, which would mark Robbie Coltrane’s final appearance in any medium.

During the reunion special, he shared happy memories with the young stars.

“Watching them grow up was kind of like watching your own kids growing up, you know? Because you were sort of protecting them,” he said.

“I was always astonished at how fearless they were.”

Robbie Coltrane also said something that will resonate with millennials for years.

“The legacy of these movies is that my children’s generation will show them to their children,” said Coltrane.

“So, you could be watching them in 50 years’ time, easy. I’ll not be here sadly… But Hagrid will.”


‘Harry Potter’ star Daniel Radcliffe pays tribute to Robbie Coltrane: ‘One of the funniest people I’ve met’

Salman Rushdie supporting tweet draws death threat for JK Rowling

Harry Potter author Jk Rowling has joined a series of authors writing supportive statements for Salman Rushdie following his attack last week.

However, Rowling’s online support received a death threat.


On Saturday, Rowling tweeted:

“Feeling very sick right now. Let him be okay,” referring to Rushdie’s attack in New York.

Meer Asif Aziz (@MeerAsifAziz1) replied, “Don’t worry you are next.”

Rowling then took a screenshot and asked Twitter for help, with fans sending her messages of support.

“To all those who send messages of support: thank you,” tweeted the author. “The police are intervening (they were already intervening in other threats).”

The user

Meer Asif Aziz’s Twitter account is currently down, but he previously described him as a “student, social activist, political activist and research activist.”

According to reports, Aziz is located in Karachi, Pakistan.

The British newspaper Dailymail reported that Aziz made tasteless “jokes” about the destruction of Israel.

He also mentioned the Pakistan geopolitical rival India and Russia-invaded Ukraine as “terrorist states”.

Aziz’s response to Rowling was later deleted on Sunday morning.

Police involvement

A spokesman for the Scottish police shared their results and said:

“We have received a report of an online threat being made, and officers are carrying out enquiries.”

The police had previously investigated the criticisms of Jk Rowling on her opinions on transgender problems.

Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. Discovery, the entertainment studio that brought Harry Potter from the pages to the big screen, recently released a statement in support of Rowling.

“Warner Bros. Discovery strongly condemns the threats made against JK Rowling, the statement wrote.

“We stand with her and all authors, storytellers, and creators who bravely express their creativity and opinions. WBD believes in freedom of expression, peaceful discourse, and supporting those who offer their views in public arenas.”

The company also expressed its support for Rushdie, saying:

“Our thoughts are with Sir Salman Rushdie and his family following the senseless act of violence in New York.”

“The company strongly condemns any form of threat, violence, or intimidation when opinions, beliefs and thoughts might differ.”

Salman Rushdie

Rushdie is a 75-year-old writer who has received constant death threats for his novel The Satanic Verses.

The novel was viewed as blasphemous by Muslims, prompting the author to go into hiding for nearly a decade after its publication in 1988. Rushdie was stabbed Friday morning and taken to hospital in critical condition.

Hadi Matar, 24, allegedly stabbed Rushdie at least ten times and punched him in the face, neck and stomach.

Matar was charged with assault and pleaded not guilty to attempted murder.

He was held without bail.


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