It”s been a rough January 2016 so far and the hits just keep coming. This morning it was announced Alan Rickman has died. Social media immediately lit up with fans from “Harry Potter” to “Galaxy Quest” to “Die Hard” and beyond mourning the passing of one of Hollywood”s greatest actors and movie villains.
But for those who knew Rickman – either personally of professionally – the acknowledgement of his passing and grief over his loss was particularly poignant.
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.
– J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 14, 2016
I was at Leavesden Studios today when I heard the news. As I walked through the canteen I thought of Alan queuing up for his lunch with us mere mortals. I recalled the trailer in which he offered me some of the greatest advice I ever received about this mad profession we shared. Being back in those corridors made me remember a lot of things and I will treasure those memories all my life. He inspired my career more than he ever knew and I'll miss him.
– Emma Watson (@EmWatson) January 14, 2016
– Warwick Davis (@WarwickADavis) January 14, 2016
Jamie Lee Curtis
Oscar noms out. Couldn't care as Alan Rickman is gone & could have done every job on those movies as well, women included. Stunning talent.
– Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) January 14, 2016
Such a fine actor. Sad to hear about the passing of Alan Rickman.
– Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) January 14, 2016
– Mike Binder (@MikeBinderjokes) January 14, 2016
I do not want my heroes to die! Alan Rickman is dead & he was another hero. Alan – thank you for being with us. We are sorry you had to go
– Eddie Izzard (@eddieizzard) January 14, 2016
Alan Rickman. Incredible actor and director. Above all, the most generous, funny, loving friend to us. @Deborra_lee and I will miss you so .
– Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) January 14, 2016
Sir #AlanRickman………? An honor to share scenes, talks, experiences w/this extraordinary man, stunned & deeply saddened at this moment ????
– Eliza Dushku (@elizadushku) January 14, 2016
Sad to learn of the passing of Alan. Snape was a deliciously acted character that I loved to hate. #bygraptharshammer
– William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) January 14, 2016
A truly magical artist is returned to the heavens today. We shall miss you, Mr. Rickman. pic.twitter.com/MOdmZIQ0xT
– George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 14, 2016
Alan. Gone. Fuck, this one hurts… pic.twitter.com/asRFLfrblO
– KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) January 14, 2016
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