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Alan Rickman Dead: Harry Potter Fans Transform Platform 9 3/4 Into Shrine For Snape

15/01/2016 09:14 GMT | Updated 15/01/2016 10:59 GMT

Harry Potter fans have left a magical tribute to Alan Rickman, who died yesterday aged 69.

Flowers have been spread across Platform 9 and 3/4, with messages to the actor who played professor Severus Snape in the series.

The memorial, at London King's Cross train station, surrounds the symbolic wall that the characters have to run through in order to journey to Hogwarts.

Fans have been sharing pictures of the tribute:

Characters from the beloved book and its author J.K Rowling have lead tributes to the actor.

Emma Watson, who played Hermione, wrote:

While Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe said:

Matthew Lewis who played the character Neville Longbottom also shared his tribute:

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Rickman's death was confirmed on Thursday afternoon, with his family revealing that he had been suffering from cancer.

They 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."