Alan Rickman: Celebrities Pay Tribute to Late Actor

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Alan Rickman passed away last week from pancreatic cancer. Since his passing, a wealth of celebrities--many of whom were his fellow actors--have paid tribute to him via social media.

Best known for his role in the Harry Potter films, Alan Rickman played countless roles throughout his many years as an actor. His death stunned nearly everyone who knew or even knew of him.

Daniel Radcliffe posted the following tribute to Alan Rickman on his Google Plus page.

"Alan Rickman is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors I will ever work with. He is also, one of the loyalest and most supportive people I’ve ever met in the film industry. He was so encouraging of me both on set and in the years post-Potter. I’m pretty sure he came and saw everything I ever did on stage both in London and New York. He didn’t have to do that. I know other people who’ve been friends with him for much much longer than I have and they all say “if you call Alan, it doesn’t matter where in the world he is or how busy he is with what he’s doing, he’ll get back to you within a day”.

"People create perceptions of actors based on the parts they played so it might surprise some people to learn that contrary to some of the sterner(or downright scary) characters he played, Alan was extremely kind, generous, self-deprecating and funny. And certain things obviously became even funnier when delivered in his unmistakable double-bass.

"As an actor he was one of the first of the adults on Potter to treat me like a peer rather than a child. Working with him at such a formative age was incredibly important and I will carry the lessons he taught me for the rest of my life and career. Film sets and theatre stages are all far poorer for the loss of this great actor and man."

Emma Watson posted her Alan Rickman tribute to her Facebook page.

I'm very sad to hear about Alan today. I feel so lucky to have worked and spent time with such a special man and actor. I'll really miss our conversations. RIP Alan. We love you

Posted by Emma Watson on Thursday, January 14, 2016

She honored him via Twitter as well.

Countless celebrities shared their memories and tributes of Alan Rickman.

Alan Rickman. Amazing actor and director. Above all the most generous, funny, loving friend to Deb and I. We will miss you so.

Posted by Hugh Jackman on Thursday, January 14, 2016

Alan Rickman has left us with a wealth of beloved characters. Although his loss is mourned, these performances will always be a click away.

Posted by George Takei on Thursday, January 14, 2016

Jane the Virgin actress Gina Rodriguez shared her thoughts on Alan Rickman's untimely passing via Instagram.

"They got one talented angel up in heaven. Forever remembered. Forever missed. 🙌🏽 #alanrickman," she captioned a photo.

A photo posted by Gina Rodriguez (@hereisgina) on

Alan Rickman's death made the Oscar nominations pale in comparison for Jamie Lee Curtis.

Author Stephen King was stunned by Alan Rickman's death, too.

One can only hope that all these people sharing their sentiments in light of Alan Rickman's passing, shared their love with the actor while he was alive.

Perhaps his death can serve as a message for all to do just that.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.