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Alan Rickman Dead: Daniel Radcliffe Pays Tribute To 'Harry Potter' Co-Star In Heartfelt Google Plus Post

14/01/2016 16:06 GMT | Updated 14/01/2016 16:59 GMT

Daniel Radcliffe has paid tribute to Alan Rickman, following the news of the actor’s death.

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Daniel, who starred as Harry Potter alongside Alan’s Professor Snape in the Potter film franchise, posted a lengthy statement on his Google Plus profile, where he recounted times they spent working together.

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Daniel Radcliffe and Alan Rickman

Read the full tribute below:

“Alan Rickman is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors I will ever work with. 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. I'm pretty sure he came and saw everything I ever did on stage both in London and New York. He didn't have to do that. I know other people who've been friends with him for much much longer than I have and they all say ‘if you call Alan, it doesn't matter where in the world he is or how busy he is with what he's doing, he'll get back to you within a day’.

“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. And certain things obviously became even funnier when delivered in his unmistakable double-bass.

“As an actor he was one of the first of the adults on Potter to treat me like a peer rather than a child. Working with him at such a formative age was incredibly important and I will carry the lessons he taught me for the rest of my life and career. Film sets and theatre stages are all far poorer for the loss of this great actor and man.”

‘Harry Potter’ author J.K. Rowling has also remembered Alan on Twitter.

She posted: “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.

“My thoughts are with Rima and the rest of Alan's family. We have all lost a great talent. They have lost part of their hearts.”

Alan died in hospital on Thursday (14 January) morning, after battling cancer. He was 69.

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