Daniel Radcliffe Offers Condolences to Murdered Co-Star’s Family
Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe has reached out to the family of a murdered castmate with a note of condolence in a copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Rob Knox, an 18-year-old British actor who portrays Marcus Belby in Half Blood and had been signed to the Deathly Hallows sequel, was stabbed to death outside of a pub in Sidcup, England on May 24 of last year.
“Dear Rob, We are all proud to have known you and devastated to have lost you. It is terrible just to write this note. Rest in peace, Dan xxx,” Radcliffe wrote.
He also included a quote by famed author DH Lawrence.
“The dead don’t die. They look on and help.”
Radcliffe’s co-star Rupert Grint, who plays Harry’s sidekick Ron Weasley, also left a message.
“Rob, It was an honour to have known you and whenever I’m on the Southend strip I’ll be thinking of you. Rest in peace mate.”
Knox’s mother was touched by notes.
“I know that people will look at these and think it’s nice because he was so high profile. But to me I treasure it because it was just another example of the way Rob touched lives, another person who met him and liked him. That’s what makes me so proud.”
Knox’s killer was sentenced to four life sentences yesterday.