Harry Potter’ cast, celebrities pay tribute to Alan Rickman

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Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) Actor Alan Rickman’s former “Harry Potter” co-stars and other fellow celebrities from Hollywood have a paid a tribute to the late actor, who famously essayed Professor Severus Snape in the British-American film series.

A number of celebrities sent condolences on Twitter after Rickman lost his battle with cancer, reports aceshowbiz.com.

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, and Emma Thompson and “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling also paid tribute to the actor.

“Alan Rickman is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors I will ever work with. He is also, one of the loyalest and most supportive people I’ve ever met in the film industry. He was so encouraging of me both on set and in the years post-Potter,” Radcliffe wrote on his Google Plus page.

“I’m pretty sure he came and saw everything I ever did on stage both in London and New York. He didn’t have to do that. I know other people who’ve been friends with him for much much longer than I have and they all say ‘if you call Alan, it doesn’t matter where in the world he is or how busy he is with what he’s doing, he’ll get back to you within a day,'” he added.

Watson shared on Facebook: “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.”

Grint tweeted: “A huge talent and great gentleman. You will be missed, Alan Rickman.”

Thompson remembered Rickman as a friend who had “capacity to fell you with a look or lift you with a word”.

Fellow stars like Hugh Jackman also mourned Rickman’s death, and shared: “Alan Rickman. Incredible actor and director. Above all, the most generous, funny, loving friend to us. @Deborra_lee and I will miss you so.” Seth Meyers wrote, “There are few things I enjoyed more than watching Alan Rickman sigh in a movie. RIP.”

“I will miss the great Alan Rickman,” Julianne Moore tweeted, while anchor-comedian Larry King tweeted: “I loved Alan Rickman. Great interviewee and tremendous actor. Played villain or hero equally well! He will be missed.”

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