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Hollywood Stars React to Alan Rickman's Passing at Age 69

Posted by Unknown Friday, January 15, 2016
2016 has started out with some very sad news. A few days ago, the world lost David Bowie. On January 14th, we lost beloved British actor Alan Rickman, who at 69 lost his battle with cancer.

The news came as a shock to his fans and fellow actors, who took to social media to mourn his passing.

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Rickman as Harry Potter's Snape.
To no one's surprise, the Harry Potter family expressed their deep sadness.
Daniel Radcliffe posted on his Google Plus page an emotional statement, highlighting "how wonderful the British actor was despite what people might have assumed given his character's intimidating persona."

Emma Watson, aka Hermione, also posted heartfelt words on her Facebook page:
"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."
Emma Thompson, Rickman's close friend and frequent collaborator (they worked together in Love Actually, three Harry Potter films, Sense and Sensibility and Judas Kiss) said in a statement that saying goodbye to the actor was "painful."
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 humor, intelligence, wisdom and kindness. 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.

Rickman broke into Hollywood with his role as as the murderous German terror boss Hans Gruber opposite Bruce Willis in Die Hard. He quickly became known as one of the best "actor-villains" and went on to have over 60 film credits to his name, including the Sheriff of Nottingham in 1991's Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, for which he won a BAFTA award, and Judge Turpin opposite Johnny Depp in 2007's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

By Grabthar’s hammer…he will be missed.

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