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Alan Rickman's Harry Potter co-stars and other celebs react to his death

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Daniel Radcliffe writes touching tribute to his co-star and legendary actor, Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman, legendary actor, has died at 69.

The actor we all knew and loved as Professor Snape died of cancer in London, surrounded by family friends, on Thursday.

Rickman worked with stars across genres throughout his long career. J.K. Rowling joined her Harry Potter family in paying tribute to Rickman this morning. She wrote on Twitter, "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."

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Daniel Radcliffe also shared his heartwarming relationship with Rickman. He 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...

"Working with him at such a formative age was incredibly important and I will carry the lessons he taught me for the rest of my life and career. Film sets and theatre stages are all far poorer for the loss of this great actor and man."

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Emma Watson took to Facebook to share a similar sentiment, "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."

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

Posted by Emma Watson on Thursday, January 14, 2016

Emma Thompson, via her U.K. management's office, commented, "Alan was my friend... this is hard to write because I have just kissed him goodbye."

Rickman's fellow entertainers are using social media to say a public goodbye.

Hugh Jackman

Alan Rickman. Amazing actor and director. Above all the most generous, funny, loving friend to Deb and I. We will miss you so.

Posted by Hugh Jackman on Thursday, January 14, 2016

Luke Evans

Very sad to hear the news of Alan Rickman Passing. Brilliant actor. True inspiration. 69 is too young. #RIP

Posted by Luke Evans on Thursday, January 14, 2016

George Takei

Potter fans worldwide mourn the loss of Alan Rickman, a brilliant actor who made Professor Snape so very memorable....

Posted by George Takei on Thursday, January 14, 2016

Katie Couric

Woke up in Palo Alto w/ news of Alan Rickman's death. Loved him. First David Bowie and now Alan Rickman. Very sad week. RIP. http://nyti.ms/1OsXnO2

Posted by Katie Couric on Thursday, January 14, 2016

Leah Remini

Our industry lost one of its best talents. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. Alan Rickman, RIP.

Posted by Leah Remini on Thursday, January 14, 2016

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Daniel Radcliffe writes touching tribute to his co-star and legendary actor, Alan Rickman
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