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JK Rowling pays tribute to ‘magnificent actor and wonderful man’

JK Rowling has paid tribute to Alan Rickman, calling him a “magnificent actor” and a “wonderful man”.

She said there are no words to express her “shock and devastation” at his passing.

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The author sent her condolences to Rickman’s partner Rima, who he met at 19, and the rest of his family.

 

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Rickman played Professor Snape in the Harry Potter franchise from 2001 to 2011.

In 2011 Rickman reportedly wrote a letter in Empire magazine which thanked Rowling for her “storytelling”.
“It is an ancient need to be told stories,” he wrote, “But the story needs a great storyteller. Thanks for all of it, Jo.”

 

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  1. Avatar for AlanRickman.com Marion Morrison : 17 janvier 2016 at 12:49

    Loved watching his films. Cried at the end of Truely, Madly, Deeply. Cried every time Prof. Snape died…now crying for Alan Rickman 🙁

  2. I didn’t cry when Bowie died. But when I heard that Alan Rickman passed away,my heart was crushed. To my friends it seemed weird I was crying over « some old actor » but I was crying for the loss of a beautiful man with a beautiful heart. He was so beautiful to me. His charm,his acts and his voice. Now are all but gone. Only to be remembered in works of his passion.

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