Alan Rickman Remembered: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson Mourn Their ‘Harry Potter’ Co-Star

Former collaborators from around the world pay tribute to the British actor who died on Thursday

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Tributes are pouring in from around the world for Alan Rickman, the iconic British actor who died on Thursday at the age of 69.

Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter to Rickman’s Professor Snape, wrote a heartfelt tribute on his Google Plus page, honoring his former co-star.

Alan Rickman is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors I will ever work with,” Radcliffe wrote. “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.

“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,” he continued.

Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger alongside Radcliffe and Rickman in the Harry Potter films, also wrote a message to fans on her Facebook page.

“I’m very sad to hear about Alan today,” Watson wrote. “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.”

Read other celebrity reactions to Rickman’s death below: