J.K. Rowling Mourns “Harry Potter” Actor Alan Rickman — SEE STATEMENT
“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling is mourning the death of actor Alan Rickman, who played Professor Snape in the movie adaptations of her books. As Gossip Cop reported, Rickman died from cancer on Thursday at age 69.
A few hours after the sad news broke, Rowling tweeted a tribute to the late actor. She wrote, “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.” Rowling also sent prayers to Rickman’s wife and relatives, writing, “My thoughts are with Rima and the rest of Alan’s family. We have all lost a great talent. They have lost part of their hearts.”
As Gossip Cop reported, Daniel Radcliffe shared a lengthy tribute to his co-star earlier on Thursday. Other celebrities are honoring Rickman on social media as well, with Harry Potter colleague Emma Watson posting on Facebook, and many fans of the actor are sharing mournful messages on Twitter, too. The news of Rickman’s passing comes less than two months after Rowling defended his iconic, but controversial character on Twitter. And while Rickman portrayed many indelible roles over the years, for many he will always be remembered as Severus Snape, the “bravest man” Harry Potter ever knew.