Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and J.K. Rowling Lead Tributes to Alan Rickman
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and J.K. Rowling are leading tributes to Alan Rickman, the actor who brought “Harry Potter” character Severus Snape to life on the big screen, declaring the world has lost “a great talent”. The “Die Hard” actor’s death was confirmed by his family on Thursday in a statement which revealed the 69-year-old passed away following a battle with cancer.
The news sent a shockwave through Hollywood as the acting community prepared for the announcement of this year’s Oscars nominations, and tributes have poured in from his friends and colleagues across the industry.
Rickman is best remembered for his role in Rowling’s “Harry Potter” film series, and Scottish author Rowling took to Twitter.com to honor the actor, writing, “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… My thoughts are with (wife) Rima and the rest of Alan’s family. We have all lost a great talent. They have lost part of their hearts.”
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
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