Pierce Brosnan’s touching Instagram tribute to a “dear friend” moved his fans.
The James Bond actor sent some sweet words and two pictures in remembrance of the late actor Robbie Coltrane, who passed away on October 14 at the age of 72.
“I’m extremely sorry to hear the news of the passing of my great friend Robbie Coltrane,” wrote Pierce.
“Working on the James Bond movies Goldeneye and The World Is Not Enough was a lot of fun for us.”
The second photo was taken on the first day of our “Goldeneye” filming at Leavesden Studios.
“I’m not sure who would have been a better performer and a man of humanity and humor to share the international stage with on that particular day so many years ago. My sincere sympathies, prayers, love, and respect are sent to the family.”
As Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter film series, Robbie went on to become well-known after playing Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsy in the Bond movies.
Fans immediately reacted to the message. Such terrible news. Zukovsky was one of my favorite James Bond characters. You two had a great working chemistry, and Robbie did a great job representing him. He was a great actor, and we will miss him a lot, one wrote.
“I recently rewatched both of them, and when I heard of his passing, I was quite upset. Every single one of your sequences is adored by the Bond community. M any thanks “a shared second.”
A third individual said, “I appreciated the scenes you both shared together,” while a fourth simply said, “I shall sincerely miss him.”
Pierce is hardly the first famous person to do this. The Harry Potter series’ author J.K. Rowling, who wrote: “I’ll never meet another person even close to Robbie,” led the Twitter tributes.
“I feel myself tremendously lucky to have known him, worked with him, and laughed uncontrollably with him. He was a truly unique talent. My deepest sympathies and love are with his family, especially his kids.”
The actor who plays Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe, said of Robbie: “As kids on the set, he used to keep us all in stitches. Robbie was one of the funniest individuals I’ve ever known. I count it a great privilege to have known him and worked with him, and I’m heartbroken over his passing.”
Ginny Weasley in the show, Bonnie Wright, expressed her “heartbreak” over Robbie’s passing.
Hagrid was my favorite character. “He beautifully portrayed Hagrid’s warmth, sense of belonging, and steadfast love for his students and magical creatures. “I enjoy hearing everyone laugh. Robbie, you are missed. To you and your family, my love.”