- Fans were quick to share tributes to the actor upon hearing about his death.
- Harry Potter series author J.K. Rowling sent her condolences, along with his fellow actors from the films. Many considered Rickman a mentor.
- — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling)Thu, Jan 14 2016 14:29:27There are no words to express how shocked and devastated I am to hear of Alan Rickman's death. He was a magnificent actor & a wonderful man.
- — Oliver Phelps (@OliverPhelps)Thu, Jan 14 2016 13:21:57Terribly sad news about the passing of Alan Rickman. A funny and engaging person who put a shy young actor at ease when I was on HP.
- — James Phelps (@James_Phelps)Thu, Jan 14 2016 12:53:39Shocked & sad to hear Alan Rickman has passed away. One of the nicest actors I've ever met.Thoughts and prayers with his family at this time
- He also liked to joke around with the young actors on set.
- And the tributes keep coming, both sad and humourous.
- — Stephen Fry (@stephenfry)Thu, Jan 14 2016 12:57:52What desperately sad news about Alan Rickman. A man of such talent, wicked charm & stunning screen & stage presence. He'll be sorely missed
- — Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman)Thu, Jan 14 2016 15:10:54Alan Rickman. Incredible actor and director. Above all, the most generous, funny, loving friend to us. @Deborra_lee and I will miss you so .
- — Eddie Izzard (@eddieizzard)Thu, Jan 14 2016 12:58:18I do not want my heroes to die! Alan Rickman is dead & he was another hero. Alan - thank you for being with us. We are sorry you had to go
- — Warwick Davis (@WarwickADavis)Thu, Jan 14 2016 14:02:31
- — Jeremy Corbyn MP (@jeremycorbyn)Thu, Jan 14 2016 12:44:23Very sad to hear that Alan Rickman has passed away. One of the greatest actors of his generation. My thoughts are with his family & friends
- — Marc Farzetta (@MarcFarzetta)Thu, Jan 14 2016 13:32:17
- Some fans posted reminders about his incredible comedic skills.
Actor Alan Rickman, AKA Professor Snape, dies of cancer at 69
While Alan Rickman was best known for his beloved Professor Snape portrayal in the Harry Potter films, his career also included theatre, memorable comedic roles, and a villainous turn in "Die Hard."
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