Our beloved Severus Snape, has passed away. Alan Rickman’s death didn’t just shock fans, his former ‘Harry Potter’ cast members are also at a loss over their friends untimely passing. Click to see their heartbreaking responses.
British actor Alan Rickman, has sadly passed away at the age of 69 from cancer. Many fans know him from his epic role as, “Professor Severus Snape” in the Harry Potter films and now, his former cast members are taking to social media to mourn the loss of an amazing man.
Aside from the large amount of tweets from cast members, Michael Gambon, who played the wonderful Dumbledore, told BBC Radio 4: “Everybody loved Alan. He was always happy and fun and creative and very, very funny. He had a great voice, he spoke wonderfully well.” He went on to say, “He was intelligent, he wrote plays, he directed a play. So he was a real man of the theatre and the stage and that’s how I think of Alan.” To see what actors James Phelps, Jason Isaacs, Jamie Campbell Bower, and more are saying, click HERE.
There 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.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 14, 2016
My thoughts are with Rima and the rest of Alan's family. We have all lost a great talent. They have lost part of their hearts.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 14, 2016
Shocked & 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
— James Phelps (@James_Phelps) January 14, 2016
Heartbreaking news about lovely Alan. Nobody else could be as hilarious, tragic, terrifying & truthful all at the same time #RIPAlanRickman
— Jason Isaacs (@jasonsfolly) January 14, 2016
Can't quite find the words at the moment. #AlanRickman
— James Payton (@TheActorJPayton) January 14, 2016
Terribly 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.
— Oliver Phelps (@OliverPhelps) January 14, 2016
— Warwick Davis (@WarwickADavis) January 14, 2016
I don't know what I did to deserve a friend like Alan. He looked out for me for twenty years and I loved him. I don't know what to do now.
— Sean Biggerstaff (@Seanchuckle) January 14, 2016
— Devon Murray (@DevonMMurray) January 14, 2016
Devastated to hear about the passing of Alan Rickman. I had the pleasure of working with him on my first movie. A true legend and gentleman.
— Jamie Campbell Bower (@Jamiebower) January 14, 2016
The world has lost one of its greatest and kindest actors. #icon
— Afshan Azad (@afshan_azad) January 14, 2016
I remember sitting with Alan Rickman at lunch and literally being able to feel talent throbbing from him, it was so terrifying & wonderful.
— Anna Shaffer (@anna_shaffer) January 14, 2016
I was at Leavesden Studios today when I heard the news. As I walked through the canteen I thought of Alan queuing up for his lunch with us mere mortals. I recalled the trailer in which he offered me some of the greatest advice I ever received about this mad profession we shared. Being back in those corridors made me remember a lot of things and I will treasure those memories all my life. He inspired my career more than he ever knew and I'll miss him.
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Daniel Radcliffe tore our hearts out with a very sincere and loving tribute, click here to read his touching words. Emma Watson took to Facebook to share her very own tribute: “I’m very sad to hear about Alan today. I feel so lucky to have worked and spent time with such a special man and actor. I’ll really miss our conversations. RIP Alan. We love you.”
Actress Emma Thompson released the following heartbreaking statement:
“Alan was my friend and so this is hard to write because I have just kissed him goodbye. What I remember most in this moment of painful leave-taking is his humour, intelligence, wisdom and kindness. His capacity to fell you with a look or lift you with a word. The intransigence which made him the great artist he was – his ineffable and cynical wit, the clarity with which he saw most things, including me, and the fact that he never spared me the view. I learned a lot from him. He was the finest of actors and directors. I couldn’t wait to see what he was going to do with his face next. I consider myself hugely privileged to have worked with him so many times and to have been directed by him. He was the ultimate ally. In life, art and politics. I trusted him absolutely. He was, above all things, a rare and unique human being and we shall not see his like again.”
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