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The world is paying tribute to the actor Alan Rickman who has sadly died at the age of 69.
In a week where everyone is still reeling from the loss of David Bowie, it’s been announced that the actor has also lost a battle with cancer.
Tributes are already pouring in from fans of is work as Severus Snape in Harry Potter, Hans Gruber in Die Hard, Harry in Love Actually, and the Sheriff Of Nottingham in Robin Hood, among his hundreds of other famous roles.
Fans are reacting with utter disbelief, as the actor had kept news of his illness private. Many took to Twitter to thank him for his contributions to film and branding him a ‘legend’.
#RIP Alan Rickman
Raise your wands for the bravest man Harry has ever known. 😔😔😔
I know he is faking his own death to run away and marry Emma Thompson and join a Harry Potter themed circus @njcoyne #AlanRickman
— Jasmine Rogers (@jmrogers23) January 14, 2016
Actually so upset about Alan Rickman's passing :( RIP 🌹
Bowie was sad. But I didn’t grow up with Bowie. I did grow up with Harry Potter and, thus, Snape and Alan Rickman. So, now I’m crushed.
— Andie Katschthaler (@thegrumpygirl) January 14, 2016
Oh god. Not Alan Rickman as well. What an awful week. One of my favourite actors. #RIP
— Miss Molly (@missy_molly_mol) January 14, 2016
#AlanRickman has died. There can be only one human response 😢 pic.twitter.com/0ysM3ywVle
— Declan Cashin (@Tweet_Dec) January 14, 2016
imagine little rupert being scared of alan rickman pic.twitter.com/yojS5rBbZs
Alan Rickman, horrible news. One of the greatest villain-turned-hero of my childhood #AlanRickman
Oh damn. Sad to see Alan Rickman go. Another great one. :(
— Tobias Gies (@tobiasgies) January 14, 2016
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