Osteoarthritis, Robbie Coltrane sickness which tormented him, will be our focus. We will also look at the Osteoarthritis as a disease.
Who was Robbie Coltrane?
Robbie Coltrane active years in acting spans from 1978 all the way to 2022.
But who was he?
Anthony Robert McMillan
The famous personality who was simply known as Robbie Coltrane was born on 30th March,1950.
His rise to fame was in 2001 through to 2011 in the popular Harry Potter Film series.
Robbie starred in that series as Rubus Hagrid.
His next popular role in the James Bond.
He starred as Valentin Dmitrovich Zurkovsky in that 1995 movie which was titled Golden Eye.
Queen Elizabeth II honored Coltrane as OBE during the 2006 New Year Honours.
The honour was for his huge contribution to the drama sector.
The famous personality was also honored with the Evening Standard British Film Award. It was a Peter Sellers Ward for contribution in Comedy.
Robbie honors also continue at the British Academy Scotland Awards.
He received honors for his “outstanding Contribution” to the film industry.
Osteoarthritis:Robbie Coltrane sickness.
Robbie Coltrane suffered from Osteoarthritis simply called (OA).
But what is it? and can it be cured?
It is a disease which is said to affect one’s joints.
It is classified under a “type of degenerative joint disease“.
The disease is said to have resulted from the collapse or “breakdown” of what is called joint Cartilage.
Coltrane admitted this in 2020 in an interview.
“I was fighting pain 24 hours a day when I was in National Treasure and Great Expectations.
“I had no cartilage in my knee. It was bone on bone,” he explained of his osteoarthritis.
“It was just horrible. The relief from that pain since the operation and being able to sleep has changed my life.
“I’m in constant pain all day. I had an exploratory operation and they discovered I had no cartilage left in one of my knees.”
The disease is a serious one as it has been reported to affect in 1 every 7 adults in the US.
The disease is said to be one of the leading cause of disability worldwide.
It is not surprised that Robbie Coltrane who felt the severity of the disease with pains had to go on a wheel chair, 3 years later in 2019.
An insider into Coltrane’s life also spoke about the effects of Osteoarthritis on him.
“It’s left him unable to walk without any assistance and he’s been given a wheelchair while he waits to have a special surgical procedure in America to repair his joint.
“It’s hugely frustrating for him but he’s really hoping to be back on his feet after getting the operation.”
The common symptoms of Osteoarthritis include pains around the joints and associated stiffness.
It is reported to have a slow progress and symptoms moves slowly over the years.
The symptoms starts after usual exercises and can then get constant after some time.
That is not all. other named symptoms include swellings around the joints, reducing in many areas of motion.
If one is not luck and it gets to your back, then you may experience the following.
The affected person will experience numbness and weakness around your arms and legs as well.
The disease which affect only joint and not internal organs can drastically affect work.
It can also interfere in one’s daily chores. As the disease grows, Cartilage is lost. You will recalled that Coltrane spoke about how it was discovered that he was left with no cartilage around one knee after a surgery.
The treatment of the disease which is common in older people include the following.
Exercises, reducing in stress to your joints by resting will help greatly.
The use of a Cane,pain medication and support groups are part of the treatment.
Did Robbie Coltrane die from Osteoarthritis?
The cause of death of Coltrane has not been disclosed. His agent who broke the news of his death did include the cause of his death.
Coltrane agent who has been with him for over 40 years is Belinda Wright.
This is what she had to say concerning her client death. She wrote:
“My client and friend Robbie Coltrane OBE passed away on Friday October 14. Robbie was a unique talent, sharing the Guinness Book of Records’ Award for winning three consecutive Best Actor Baftas for his portrayal of Fitz in Granada TV’s series Cracker in 1994, 1995 and 1996 with Sir Michael Gambon
“He will probably be best remembered for decades to come as Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, a role which brought joy to children and adults alike all over the world, prompting a stream of fan letters every week for over 20 years. James Bond fans write too to applaud his role in GoldenEye and The World Is Not Enough.
“For me personally I shall remember him as an abidingly loyal client. As well as being a wonderful actor, he was forensically intelligent, brilliantly witty and after 40 years of being proud to be called his agent, I shall miss him. He is survived by his sister Annie Rae, his children Spencer and Alice and their mother Rhona Gemmell. They would like to thank the medical staff at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert for their care and diplomacy. Please respect Robbie’s family’s privacy at this distressing time.”
Did Robbie Coltrane have other health conditions apart from Osteoarthritis?
It has not been disclosed of any medical condition that the actor and Comedian was fighting with.
Even if he was fighting other conditions, the dominant one will be the one that be circulating.
This you will expect it to happened given that he was a famous person.
Tributes have since been pouring in for the actor who have decades of experience in the industry.
Aside Robbie’s agent, stars like J.k Rowling, Daniel Radcliffs and Fry Stephen also paid tribute to their former colleague.
This was what Rowling had to say about Coltrane.
“I’ll never know anyone remotely like Robbie again.
“He was an incredible talent, a complete one off, and I was beyond fortunate to know him, work with him and laugh my head off with him.
“I send my love and deepest condolences to his family, above all his children.