Stars react to actor Alan Rickman's death

Alan Rickman on the 'Harry Potter' Experience
Alan Rickman on the 'Harry Potter' Experience

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:

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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