It’s been a rough January 2016 so far and the hits just keep coming. This morning it was announced Alan Rickman has died. Social media immediately lit up with fans from “Harry Potter” to “Galaxy Quest” to “Die Hard” and beyond mourning the passing of one of Hollywood’s greatest actors and movie villains.

But for those who knew Rickman — either personally of professionally — the acknowledgement of his passing and grief over his loss was particularly poignant.

J.K. Rowling

Matthew Lewis

Emma Watson

Bonnie Wright


Alan. The energy shifted every time you walked onto set. You were an inspiration to us all. RIP

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Warwick Davis

Jamie Lee Curtis

Elijah Wood

Mike Binder

Gina Rodriguez


They got one talented angel up in heaven. Forever remembered. Forever missed. ???????? #alanrickman

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Eddie Izzard

Hugh Jackman

Eliza Dushku

William Shatner

George Takei

Kevin Smith

Daniel Radcliffe
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