"Perfume: Story of a Murderer"
"Perfume: Story of a Murderer"

Alan Rickman, veteran actor and beloved for his performance in the "Harry Potter" franchise as the chilly villain Severus Snape, died today at 69. His roles, from "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" to "Love Actually" to "Die Hard," display his vast range; though he excelled at embodying nefarious characters, Rickman was a renaissance actor.

Today, Hollywood mourns the loss of a legend. His "Harry Potter" co-stars and other celebrities took to social media to express their grief. 

"Harry Potter" Family

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

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

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