Alan Rickman died Thursday at the age of 69 from cancer. After David Bowie passed away earlier this week, also at 69 and also from cancer, the world is pretty much fed up with its UK heroes leaving this mortal coil. Rickman was a beloved actor and especially popular with young people for a guy in his sixties, because of his role in the Harry Potter films as Severus Snape. But he was so much more to so many, and celebrities came out in droves to pay tribute to him.
Daniel Radcliffe only posts to Google Plus, which is the weirdest thing to discover in all this, but his post is very moving, and you can read it in full here:
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...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 theatre stages are all far poorer for the loss of this great actor and man.
And of course J.K. Rowling:
And there are plenty more:
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