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Harry Potter cast pays tribute to Alan Rickman on social media

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Actor Alan Rickman, known by many for his role as Professor Snape, died yesterday at the age of 69. 

Many of his cast mates in Harry Potter payed tribute to the actor on social media. J.K. Rowling did as well. 

J.K. Rowling wrote on Twitter, "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."

Emma Watson wrote on her Facebook, "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."

James Phelps,who played Fred Weasley in the series, tweeted, "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." 

Daniel Radcliffe posted a tribute Alan on his Google Plus page. Read the full tribute below: 

“Alan Rickman is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors I will ever work with. He is also, one of the loyalest and most supportive people I've ever met in the film industry. He was so encouraging of me both on set and in the years post-Potter. I'm pretty sure he came and saw everything I ever did on stage both in London and New York. He didn't have to do that. I know other people who've been friends with him for much much longer than I have and they all say ‘if you call Alan, it doesn't matter where in the world he is or how busy he is with what he's doing, he'll get back to you within a day’.

“People create perceptions of actors based on the parts they played so it might surprise some people to learn that contrary to some of the sterner (or downright scary) characters he played, Alan was extremely kind, generous, self-deprecating and funny. And certain things obviously became even funnier when delivered in his unmistakable double-bass.

“As an actor he was one of the first of the adults on Potter to treat me like a peer rather than a child. Working with him at such a formative age was incredibly important and I will carry the lessons he taught me for the rest of my life and career. Film sets and theater stages are all far poorer for the loss of this great actor and man.”

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