Robbie Coltrane, the “Harry Potter” actor, chose to spend his final months away from the spotlight.
Scott Henderson, Coltrane’s agent, first confirmed the actor’s death earlier this month. He did not specify the cause of death, but he died after years of struggling with health issues.
Although Coltrane was a successful actor outside the “Harry Potter” franchise, his final months were less complicated than expected.
According to Radar Online, the 72-year-old “Harry Potter” star spent his final decades in a barn he rented in the Scottish Highlands. In previous years, he spent $1,350 per month to stay in the area.
Andrew Edmonstone is the cousin of Queen Consort Camilla. Although Coltrane is his next-door neighbor, he said he hadn’t seen him in four years. The landlord who let him rent the house recently broke his silence about his death.
“Reclusive is definitely the word I would use to describe Robbie. He is our neighbor and in fact, his barn is on the closest of our 11 farms to us here. But there is no neighborliness coming from him – not for years. Many years ago we would see him for private dinners. But that has stopped now.”
Coltrane typically ordered from Blanefield’s Chillies, but the local takeaway noted that the actor’s health issues forced them to deliver what he desired instead.
It’s not surprising that Coltrane didn’t see the actor in the years leading up to his death, as he openly discussed the health issues that kept him from the spotlight.
In 2020, he told the Daily Express that he had osteoarthritis, which caused him constant pain. He had already lost his ability to walk without assistance due to the amount of pain he was experiencing.
While his exact cause of death is unknown, The Sun reported that it was due to Coltrane’s efforts to lose weight after receiving a warning from his doctors.
He was advised to begin exercising and dieting to avoid becoming paralyzed, especially since no cartilage remained in one of his knees.
Fortunately, he was still able to receive surgery to alleviate his pain. However, his health issues persisted, and he missed his scheduled appearance at the Comic-Con in London.
The public has yet to learn anything about his funeral or memorial.