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While the entertainment industry has offered its words of respect and sadness following the death of Alan Rickman on Thursday, Harry Potter fans have paid tribute to their beloved Severus Snape in a rather magical way.
At London’s King’s Cross train station, at the wall that in J.K. Rowling’s books led to Platform 9 3/4 and the Hogwarts Express, flowers began appearing in the memorial trolley jammed into the brickwork just hours after news of Rickman’s death broke. Some fans draped scarves over the trolley, while one even left an empty bird cage on top.
On Twitter, pictures of the memorial soon started appearing.
— J Fernandez (@imjfernandez) January 14, 2016
— Lola Phoenix (@AlastorPhoenix) January 14, 2016
Many of Rickman’s Harry Potter co-stars have also described working with the stage and screen icon, with Daniel Radcliffe calling him “undoubtedly one of the greatest actors” that he had worked with. Warwick Davis said he was “honored to have shared the head table at Hogwarts with such an actor.”
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling said Rickman was a “magnificent” man, adding that his loss was “devastating.”
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