'Harry Potter' Stars and Fellow Celebrities Pay Tribute to Alan Rickman

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Emma Thompson, and Hugh Jackman remember Alan Rickman following his passing.

AceShowbiz - A number of celebrities sent condolences on Twitter after Alan Rickman lost his battle with cancer. Among them were his former "Harry Potter" co-stars like Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, and Emma Thompson. "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling also paid tribute to the actor.

Radcliffe wrote on his Google Plus page, "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."

He went on, "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.' "

The Harry Potter depicter added, "People create perceptions of actors based on the parts they played so it might surprise some people to learn that contrary to some of the sterner(or downright scary) characters he played, Alan was extremely kind, generous, self-deprecating and funny. And certain things obviously became even funnier when delivered in his unmistakable double-bass."

Watson posted 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." She added, "I learned a lot from him. He was the finest of actors and directors. ... I consider myself hugely privileged to have worked with him so many times and to have been directed by him. He was the ultimate ally. In life, art and politics."

Fellow stars like Hugh Jackman also mourned the late actor, "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."

Julianne Moore told her followers, "I will miss the great Alan Rickman." Larry King tweeted, "I loved Alan Rickman. Great interviewee & tremendous actor. Played villain or hero equally well! He will be missed."

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