J. K. Rowling joined the entire cast and crew that worked on the Harry Potter movie franchise to pay tributes to the late actor Alan Rickman.
Alan Rickman, who played one of the most iconic, multi-layered and creative villains of all times – Severus Snape, lost his battle to cancer on the 14th of January at the age of 69. The entire world was shocked by his sudden passing and Twitter, Facebook and the rest of the social media was crushed by a wave of shock and mourning. The entire cast of the Harry Potter movies took their sorrows to Twitter and tweeted various goodbyes to the late actor. Jason Isaacs (portrayed Lucius Malfoy), James Phelps (portrayed Fred Weasley), Oliver Phelps (portrayed Fred George), Emma Watson (portrayed Hermione Granger), Matthew Lewis (portrayed Neville Longbottom), Warwick Davis (portrayed Griphook and Professor Flitwick), Chris Rankin (portrayed Percy Weasley), and many other cast and crew members paid their tributes to Rickman by tweeting either what they remembered about the actor or expressing their deepest condolences to his family. Fans of Rickman and former co-stars flooded the social media with funny anecdotes and heartwarming stories.
J. K. Rowling, the author of the Happy Potter books and the creator of Rickman’s character Severus Snape, also joined the mourning fans and tweeted her tribute. Rowling stated that she was speechless, shocked and devastated by the passing of the “magnificent actor and wonderful man” that he was. The 50 year old British author also said that her thoughts are with Rickman’s family who lost a “part of their hearts” as the world has lost “a great talent”. Emma Thompson (portrayed Professor Trelawney), who starred next to Rickman in Harry Potter, Love Actually, and Sense and Sensibility, penned a letter, which was leaked online, as a tribute to her late co-star.