Emma Watson on Alan Rickman: ‘I feel so lucky to have worked with such a special man and actor’

The Harry Potter actress says she will "really miss our conversations" after hearing the news of the 69-year-old's death

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Emma Watson has expressed her sadness at hearing the news that Alan Rickman has died.

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The actor who played Hermione took to Facebook to pay tribute to her Harry Potter co-star, saying how lucky she felt to have worked with “such a special man”.

“I’m very sad to hear about Alan today,” Watson wrote. “I feel so lucky to have worked and spent time with such a special man and actor. I’ll really miss our conversations. RIP Alan. We love you.”

She also shared a message on Twitter featuring a quote from Rickman.

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Rickman passed away following a battle with cancer aged 69.