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Jennifer Davis
Jan 14, 2016 @ 11:45 am

It's another sad day in Hollywood. Today, we learned that film and theater actor Alan Rickman lost his battle with cancer at the age of 69, according to The Guardian.

Maybe best known for his portrayal of Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films, his work in the franchise just scratches the surface of what he accomplished over his many years as a performer. He had great success in films such as Die Hard, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and Love, Actually, as well as an esteemed theater career. 

Upon hearing the sad news, celebrities and colleagues took to social media to express their sadness at his passing. From author J.K. Rowling to Emma Watson and Mia Farrow, scroll down to see all of the stars who are mourning the loss of the great actor.

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Here he is in my favorite movie. The one who was there the whole time, quietly stealing your heart

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