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These “Harry Potter” actors have already died
The youngest was only 18 years old, the oldest died at 101 years old. More than 20 actors who worked on novel adaptations of the “Harry Potter” books have already died. We pay the most glorious tribute.
In October 2022, the world of Harry Potter lost Robbie Coltrane. The actor was 71 years old.
The last actor the Harry Potter family had to say goodbye to was Leslie Phillips. The Briton died on November 7, 2022 at the age of 98. Strange thing: Phillips was never seen in any of the “Harry Potter” movies, but he still played one of the most important roles. He lent his voice to the Sorting Hat of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
In the movie “Harry Potter”: The role of Hagrid Coltrane († 72) made him famous all over the world(00:31)
21 actors who played minor or major roles in film adaptations of the novel have already died with Leslie Phillips.
Actor Sam Beazley died in 2017 at the age of 101. With the role of Professor Everard, the former headmaster of Hogwarts in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”, Beazley took on a very small role in 2007, which would also be his last. In the ten years before his death, the actor did not appear on the screen again.
Robert Knox died from the stabbing
The death of the youngest actor whose “Harry Potter” career ended before it even began is tragic. At the age of 17, Robert Knox took on the role of Hogwarts student Marcus Belby in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Even before the film was released, Knox was stabbed to death in North London. During an argument outside the “Metro Bar”, a man broke away and stabbed himself with two kitchen knives. Robert Knox ran into the street to protect his brother and was himself attacked several times. The perpetrator also hit the artery of the young actor, who then succumbed to his injuries in the hospital. Robert Knox was only 18 years old.
Also heavy were the losses of Helen McCrorey (1968-2021), who played Narcissa Malfoy in three numbers, Alan Rickman (1946-2016), who played the role of Severus Snape in all eight films, and Robbie Coltrain († 72), who embodied the beloved character Hagrid.
In our gallery, you can see which actors the Harry Potter family had to say goodbye to.