‘Harry Potter’ actor Robbie Coltrane says he battled ’24 hours a day in pain’ for years before he died

Robbie Coltrane in a blue suit jacket

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  • Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, died Friday.

  • Before his death, Coltrane said he was in “constant pain” due to osteoarthritis and was unable to walk.

  • Osteoarthritis is degenerative and can get worse over time.

Robbie Coltrane, the actor who played Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, died Friday at the age of 72.

The BAFTA-winning actor appeared in all eight Harry Potter films. He also appeared in two ‘James in Bond’ films and the critically acclaimed TV series ‘Crackers’.Coltrane’s agent confirmed his death deadline.

Before his death, Coltrane said he was in “constant pain” and was disabled. daily star In 2016 he had osteoarthritis. This is a type of arthritis characterized by the destruction of joint tissue.

The actor said the condition caused him severe pain and limited his mobility. wheelchair during the later years of his life.

“I’m in constant pain all day long,” Coltrane told the Daily Star. “

In 2020, Coltrane told the British outlet daily express When he appeared in the 2012 movie Great Inheritance and the 2016 drama National Treasure, he was “battled with pain for 24 hours”.

Researchers don’t know what triggers osteoarthritis, but risk factors include overweight, diabetes, older age, and genetics. mayo clinic.

The disease may begin with mild symptoms such as stiffness or pain in the hands, knees, hips, neck, or lower back. As the disease progresses, osteoarthritis can lead to limited mobility, swelling, and changes in bone shape.

Some studies have linked osteoarthritis to premature death, but researchers still studying correlation. . Arthritis Foundation Non-Profit OrganizationThe disease is also associated with an increased risk of falls and fractures.

In an HBO special marking the 20th anniversary of the “Harry Potter” franchise, Coltrane pondered the franchise’s legacy and his death.

“The legacy of cinema is what my children’s generation will show their children, and in 50 years we will see it.” prize.”

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