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People Are Sharing Their Delightful Memories Of Meeting Alan Rickman

"Hearing that voice in real life was magical."

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Harry Potter and Die Hard actor Alan Rickman passed away from cancer at the age of 69, it was announced Thursday.

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People are mourning the loss of the great actor on Twitter by sharing their memories of meeting him.

i met alan rickman 2 years ago and he was nothing but sweet.. these news make me sad :(

When I was 13, I met Alan Rickman in London at a performance of 'Mary Poppins' & he slipped into Snape's voice for me. What a class act. RIP

@AllysonGross helped me calm down when I realized I'd bumped into Snape. Said I was cute (I was). Now I am just sad.

Those who've met him are united in describing him as a friendly and charming man.

I met Alan Rickman in HMV a couple of years ago and gushed at him about Truly Madly Deeply. He was gracious and charming. Very sad

when i was 6 i met alan rickman at a party and he promised he wasn't snape bc i was scared, then blew me a kiss when i left

I met Alan Rickman at Royal Court Theatre. I was moaning it was arrogant making people stand for entire play. He laughed knowingly behind me

R.I.P., Alan Rickman.

Lost another legend. #TBT to that time I met Alan Rickman & blabbered & embarrassed myself & he was so gracious #RIP

I met Alan Rickman on a trip to the NT. I was so excited and he was so lovely to me. Hearing that voice in real life was magical. #RIP

I met Alan Rickman twice. He was amazingly Alan Rickman both times and I loved him for that.

Rachael Krishna is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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