WEB DESK: Fans of the Harry Potter movies have lost one of the actors who have come to personify the movies before. In the films made from the series, that character was played by actor Alan Rickman, whose family announced his death at the age of 69 Thursday.
Alan Rickman’s death may be the first to give some children that odd sense of grief that comes with the news that someone you sort of knew and yet never met is gone.
Harry Potter cast shared their heartfelt condolences.
There are no words to express how shocked and devastated I am to hear of Alan Rickman’s death. He was a magnificent actor & a wonderful man.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 14, 2016