Actor Alan Rickman has died age 69 after suffering from cancer. Justin Tallis / AFP / Getty Images Though he acted in many iconic roles, the younger generation will remember him mainly for one: Severus Snape. Warner Bros. Since news of his death, fans have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the actor, but Harry Potter fans are sharing one scene in particular. Warner Bros. In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, after the death of Albus Dumbledore, teachers and students of Hogwarts raise their lit wands into the air in tribute. Fans are sharing GIFs and stills of the poignant scene on Twitter. KateKennedyLaPierre @KateKennedyLP RIP Alan Rickman 💫 01:01 PM - 14 Jan 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Josh @J_Manasa R.I.P Alan Rickman :( 12:44 PM - 14 Jan 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite VALEK Y MAXON @Noemirueda RIP ALAN RICKMAN 01:00 PM - 14 Jan 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite abbie ✨ @abbieeeee_x RIP Alan Rickman 🌹❤️ 01:00 PM - 14 Jan 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Dodie Clark @doddleoddle RIP Alan Rickman :( 12:49 PM - 14 Jan 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Luke Spillane @lukespillane Most definitely raising a wand today to one of the best British actors. 12:49 PM - 14 Jan 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite We raise our wands to you, Alan Rickman. Always. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Warner Bros.