Emma Watson Shares Tribute to Late Fantasy Novel 'Harry Potter' Costar

By Aazam

When she learned that actor Robbie Coltrane had passed away at the age of 72, Emma Watson described him as "very loving, and sensitive toward me.

Daniel Radcliffe, Watson's co-star in the Harry Potter films, also expressed in a statement on Friday how "extremely lucky" he felt to have worked with the late John Coltrane.

As children on the set, Radcliffe said, "Robbie was one of the funniest individuals I've encountered and used to keep us giggling continuously

33 I consider myself tremendously fortunate to have known him and worked with him, and I'm really sorry that he's gone, Radcliffe continued.

James and Oliver Phelps, Matthew Lewis, Bonnie Wright, David Thewlis, and other Harry Potter stars paid tribute to Coltrane on social media on Friday.

One of my favorite Harry Potter filmmaking memories is a night shoot in the forbidden forest for the first movie, stated Tom Felton in his eulogy.

Belinda Wright, Coltrane's agent and friend, told PEOPLE that the actor passed away on Friday and described him as having "a rare genius.

In addition to being a fantastic performer, she continued, "For me personally, I shall remember him as an enduringly devoted client. He was forensically knowledgeable

Although the actor's cause of death was not immediately known, according to Deadline, he "had been in ill health for the past two years" and passed away in a hospital close to his home in Larbert, Scotland.