The world has lost yet another legend. Actor Alan Rickman — known best for his roles in films like "Love Actually," "Die Hard," and "Harry Potter" — has died, his family confirmed Thursday. The 69-year-old film and TV star had been battling cancer in secret. After his passing many of his famous peers took to social media to share their sadness about the news. 

Rickman's "Harry Potter" co-stars Oliver and James Phelps, who played George and Fred Weasley, respectively, were among the first to share their condolences. James wrote that he was both "shocked & sad" to learn that Rickman, who played Professor Snape in the film franchise, had died. Similarly, Oliver recalled Rickman as both "funny and engaging," adding that he was saddened by his death. Warwick Davis, known for playing Professor Flitwick alongside Rickman in the "Harry Potter" films, tweeted that he was "honoured to have shared the screen" with such a talent. 

MTV News correspondent Josh Horowitz took a moment to mourn the actors death, expressing how surprised he was to learn he was "gone." Horowitz called the British-born star "a genius," looking back on his impressive career despite his incredibly late start.

Condolences poured in from every corner of Hollywood and well beyond it's desert hills and palm tree-lined streets. Actors of all calibers, comedians, musicians, TV personalities and more, mourned alongside fans on social media. Here's what they had to say:

Rickman died in London after battling cancer for an unknown length of time. He was reportedly surrounded by family and friends. Rickman leaves behind a wife, Rima Horton, and no children. He was born on Feb. 21, 1946 in London. Although Rickman is now remembered for his acting career, it's worth noting that he did not get into the business until 1978 — he was in his mid-fourties at the time. Despite being late to the game, Rickman excelled in each and every role he took. He was previously awarded a Primetime Emmy and a Golden Globe for his impeccable work.