The smell of Robbie Coltrane’s smokes and beard glue will always remain in his memory, according to Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint.

Robbie Coltrane, a “Harry Potter” actor, passed away on Friday at the age of 72. On social media, a lot of his co-stars from the franchise paid respect to Coltrane. Coltrane was referred to as “a gigantic hearted man” on Instagram on Saturday by Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley. Morning Brew is read by more than 3 million people; you should too! Thank you for registering! In a heartfelt letter posted on Saturday, “Harry Potter” actor Rupert Grint remembered his late co-star Robbie Coltrane as “a gigantic hearted man.”

Coltrane passed away on Friday at the age of 72, according to his representative confirmed to Deadline . Due to osteoarthritis, the actor who originated the role of beloved half-giant Rubeus Hagrid in the popular film series, required a wheelchair and a walking stick in his later years.

Grint, who played Ron Weasley in the movies, told wrote on Instagram over the weekend that Coltrane’s passing left him “heartbroken.” He continued by mentioning a distinct aroma he’d always recall emanating from the late star.

The fragrance of cigars and beard glue was something he would never forget, he wrote. Robbie was the only person on earth who could have portrayed Hagrid.

Rupert Grint (@rupertgrint) shared a blog entry.

Along with his comment, Grint uploaded a picture of the actor dressed as Hagrid on the scene. In the photograph, Coltrane is sat outside Hagrid’s hut at Hogwarts, playing the flute and sporting the distinctive beard and attire of his persona.

“Robbie was in life warm, empathetic, and amusing, just like Hagrid was in the books and movies.” An enormously kind man who was still thinking about us decades later,” Grint said.

Other “Harry Potter” cast members paid tribute to Coltrane and shared memories of their time on set on social media. The movie’s lead actor, Daniel Radcliffe, remembered Coltrane’s sense of humor in an statement obtained by Variety .

In “Prisoner of Azkaban,” Radcliffe recalled, “I’ve especially pleasant recollections of him keeping our spirits up, when we were all hiding from the pouring rain for hours in Hagrid’s hut, and he was telling stories and cracking jokes to keep morale up.”

In an Instagram story on Friday, Emma Watson compared the actor to the “most fun uncle I’ve ever had.” Hermione Granger was memorably portrayed by Watson in the movies.

I will sincerely miss your kindness, your nick names, your warmth, your laughter, and your embraces. You united us as a unit. In the touching post, the actress stated, “Know you were that to us.” “No Hagrid was better than that.” You made being Hermione enjoyable.

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