Actor Alan Rickman has passed away at the age of 69.
Alan has had a long and awe-inspiring career, starring in many old favourites and cult classics, from Die Hard to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy to Sense and Sensibility to Love Actually.
However, perhaps his most famous role came more recently - as the villainous Professor Snape in the Harry Potter series.
Alan, aged 69, died last night after losing a battle with cancer.
According to The Guardian, a source confirmed his passing and said he was surrounded by family and friends.
Fans and co-stars are mourning his death and have made public statements to farewell their idol.
Sir Ian McKellen who starred with Rickman in Rasputin - the only performance for which Rickman would win a Golden Globe - released a touching statement, saying: "He leaves a multitude of fans and friends, grateful and bereft."
ALAN RICKMAN (1946-2016) There is so much that is matchless to remember about Alan Rickman. pic.twitter.com/x6cRB4VIIS— Ian McKellen (@IanMcKellen) January 14, 2016
Meanwhile, Alan's Harry Potter co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson also expressed their love and admiration:
The hero to Alan Rickman's first major villain, Bruce Willis, who starred with Alan in Die Hard, wrote on Twitter:
Another dear friend gone ... Yippe Kaye aye dear chap. We will always have Nakatomi. RIP Alan Rickman.— Bruce Willis (@BruceyWillis) January 14, 2016
However, the most moving tribute came from his Love Actually, Sense and Sensibility and Harry Potter co-star, Emma Thompson. "Alan was my friend so this is hard to write because I have just kissed him goodbye," she wrote in a statement released by The New York Times. "He was above all things a rare and unique human being and we shall not see his like again."
Emma Thompson on Alan Rickman: "Alan was my friend...this is hard to write because I have just kissed him goodbye." pic.twitter.com/y64wsryeyQ— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 14, 2016