British actor Alan Rickman poses for photographers on the red carpet for the UK premiere of the film 'A Little Chaos' in central London on April 13, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

After news broke that Alan Rickman passed away from cancer, celebrities have been taking to their twitter and social media accounts to pay their respects. His family said in a statement: “The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends.” He's best known for his roles as Severus Snape in "Harry Potter" movies, Hans Gruber in "Die Hard" and the Sheriff Of Nottingham in "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves." Scroll down to read the special messages and see how celebrities took a moment to mourn the British actor and say goodbye.

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, 14 January 2016

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