The Cast of ‘Harry Potter’ Remember Alan Rickman with Heartfelt Tributes
“Alan was my friend and so this is hard to write because I have just kissed him goodbye…”
Early this morning (Jan. 14, 2016), Hollywood was devastated by the news that Alan Rickman passed away at the age of 69, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Known for his roles in Die Hard, Love Actually and Harry Potter, the news was met by an outpouring of grief from fans and colleagues alike.
Many took to social media to mourn the actor’s death, including many of his Harry Potter castmates.
Emma Watson shared her disbelief on Facebook, and posted her favorite Rickman quote on Twitter.
— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) January 14, 2016
Daniel Radcliffe wrote a heartfelt tribute, in which he called Rickman, “one of the greatest actors I will ever work with.”
href=”http://www.celebuzz.com/news/emma-thompson”>Emma Thompson, who starred alongside Rickman in Love Actually as well as three Harry Potter movies, penned a heartbreaking memorial to her dear friend. The tribute which begins, “Alan was my friend and so this is hard to write because I have just kissed him goodbye,” was shared by Dave Izkoff of the New York Times.
Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom in Harry Potter, wrote about how much Rickman inspired him.
I was at Leavesden Studios today when I heard the news. As I walked through the canteen I thought of Alan queuing up for his lunch with us mere mortals. I recalled the trailer in which he offered me some of the greatest advice I ever received about this mad profession we shared. Being back in those corridors made me remember a lot of things and I will treasure those memories all my life. He inspired my career more than he ever knew and I’ll miss him.
A photo posted by Matthew Lewis (@realmattdavelewis) on
Our thought are with the last actor’s family and friends.