Harry Potter Stars, J.K. Rowling, & Other Celebs Pay Tribute To Alan Rickman Following News Of His Passing

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This is a hard pill to swallow.

As we previously reported, it was announced that beloved Harry Potter actor Alan Rickman has died at 69 years old. Reportedly, the Die Hard villain had been battling cancer.

It’s hard to believe that so soon after David Bowie‘s passing, we’ve lost ANOTHER iconic English artist. Tissues, anyone?

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As an industry vet, we know that Rickman’s death is most certainly felt worldwide. Aside from the HP franchise, Alan was known for is roles in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street, Love Actually, and Sense & Sensibility.

Many in Hollywood have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the late A-lister — including several of his Harry Potter costars, author J.K. Rowling, Stephen Fry, Selma Blair, and many more.

Check out their heartfelt messages (below):

[Image via WENN.]

Jan 14, 2016 9:44am PDT

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