Stars react to actor Alan Rickman's death

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British actor Alan Rickman has died at the age of 69 from cancer, it was confirmed Thursday morning.

As the shocking news continues to spread about the "Harry Potter" and "Die Hard" star's tragic death, celebrities are taking to social media (as they do) to mourn the acting legend.

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Scroll through the gallery below to see how stars, celebrities and paid their respects to the actor:
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Stars react to actor Alan Rickman's death
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.
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.
What desperately sad news about Alan Rickman. A man of such talent, wicked charm & stunning screen & stage presence. He'll be sorely missed
Terribly sad news about the passing of Alan Rickman. A funny and engaging person who put a shy young actor at ease when I was on HP.
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.
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our beloved #AlanRickman who played #ProfessorSnape (1/2) https://t.co/FrIadBBTGR
There are few things I enjoyed more than watching Alan Rickman sigh in a movie. RIP
We are deeply saddened to learn that Alan Rickman has passed away: https://t.co/73Hz0Koxgb https://t.co/Eqlign7IDb
Alan Rickman. Incredible actor and director. Above all, the most generous, funny, loving friend to us. @Deborra_lee and I will miss you so .
So terribly sad to hear of the passing of Alan Rickman. Honoured to have shared the screen with him. #Marvin #Snape He'll be sorely missed.
RIP Alan Rickman. You'll be missed.
Completely lost for words. #AlanRickman #legend #RIP
#AlanRickman.. Auditioned me as a v young actor..he sent the most lovely, encouraging hand written note.. I still cherish it .. And him. RIP
Everyone who knew Alan Rickman- or worked with him or watched his brilliant performances, feels this awful loss https://t.co/pKOxFYYMUM
Goodbye Alan Rickman. You were genius in Harry Potter.
RIP Alan Rickman. You were the voice, the stage, the film, the actor, and you will be missed truly, madly , deeply. https://t.co/4ZLx7JgX2V
"If people want to know who I am, it is all in the work"- what magnificent work it is. Sorry and sad to hear about Alan Rickman's passing.
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.
The spectacular Alan Rickman passed away... One of my favorite actors of all time. Thank you for your gifts. RIP
Shocked & sad to hear Alan Rickman has passed away. One of the nicest actors I've ever met.Thoughts and prayers with his family at this time
David Bowie dead from cancer at 69. Now Alan Rickman dead from cancer at 69. Two great talents, one bloody awful disease.
Five weren't enough... The seven greatest roles of #AlanRickman: https://t.co/k8OnMK9nFF https://t.co/KmDOPFcSUg
Devastated to hear about the passing of Alan Rickman. I had the pleasure of working with him on my first movie. A true legend and gentleman.
A true legend of stage and screen. Alan Rickman, RIP. https://t.co/VbpSOi7e5X
Truly Madly Deeply is, to this day, one of the greatest and most moving films I've ever seen #AlanRickman
R.I.P #AlanRickman. Between harry potter and sense and sensibility he practically helped raise me https://t.co/ZOdabDyHhA
Long Live Snape. And Hans Gruber. And Sheriff of Nottingham. #saddestweek
One of the greatest to do it. Truly terrific in every single role he played. Thanks u for your talent #AlanRickman https://t.co/nk4VTsdpl0
So sad to hear about #AlanRickman ! A giant of an actor. RIP. X
RIP #AlanRickman He was comic genius in #GalaxyQuest
Alan. Gone. Fuck, this one hurts... https://t.co/asRFLfrblO
I cannot believe Alan Rickman has past! I had the privilege of meeting him a few times and was a true legend! Very sad #AlanRickman RIP
#AlanRickman - such an incredible actor! Grateful he was enveloped by family as he passed. Thoughts/prayers to them https://t.co/8gVqcoKMFY
We’re incredibly sad to hear about the passing of Alan Rickman. Our thoughts are with his family. https://t.co/efkBra1rCj
Farewell my friend.Your kindness & generosity ever since we met in LA in 1987 & ever since is incalculable.XX https://t.co/BCUkCxMFj5
Rest In Peace Alan Rickman. Such sad news. A huge loss.
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
RIP Alan Rickman. He will forever be in our hearts. https://t.co/oUXYo3qcwA
One of my very, very favourites. Huge loss. https://t.co/a5iBzlepHH
This week can do one. #AlanRickman
RIP Alan Rickman.
Dreadful to hear Alan Rickman has passed away. A wonderful actor and friend. What a sad day.
Alan Rickman 😔
Another truly sad loss this week, I'm so shocked. Rest in peace Alan Rickman
So sad to hear that we’ve lost Alan Rickman. What a brilliantly talented man. Countless amazing performances. What a sad week.
Another legend and massively talented human being has died. Rest in peace Alan Rickman.
Gutted about alan rickman!!! What a wonderful actor!!
Our hearts are broken. Thank you for sharing your talent with us #AlanRickman We will miss you #Always
RIP Alan Rickman. So, so sad. Another loss of someone so talented. #RIP
So sad to hear of the news about Alan Rickman, a very fine actor and a lovely gentleman. My heart goes out to his family.
RIP Alan Rickman. You will be missed. #TrulyMadlyDeeply
First Bowie, and now Alan Rickman. A sad day British entertainment, rest in peace you legends.
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Emma Watson, who starred as Hermione alongside Rickman in the "Harry Potter" films, expressed her condolences on Facebook:

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

Daniel Radcliffe posted a long message on his Google+ profile, mourning the tragic loss:



Rickman had a multitude of iconic roles in films throughout his storied career. Click through the gallery below to recall some of his most memorable characters:
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Famous Alan Rickman roles
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Stars react to actor Alan Rickman's death

Harry Potter

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Harry Potter

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Truly Madly Deeply

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Die Hard

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Galaxy Quest

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Galaxy Quest​

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

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Bottle Shock

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

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Love Actually

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Dogma

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Gambit

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Sense and Sensibility

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Sense and Sensibility

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An Awfully Big Adventure

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A Little Chaos

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