'Thank you for the magic'
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Freeform paid tribute to the late Alan Rickman, who died Jan. 14 from cancer, during a broadcast of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by airing a photo of the actor in character as Severus Snape along with a message: “Thank you for the magic,” it said. “In loving memory of Alan Rickman.”

Rickman appeared as Snape in all eight of the Harry Potter films, concluding with 2011’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2. After his death, costar Daniel Radcliffe called him “one of the greatest actors I will ever work with.” “He is also one of the [most loyal] and most supportive people I’ve ever met in the film industry,” he wrote on his Google Plus page. “He was so encouraging of me both on set and in the years post-Potter.

Fans of the franchise have also been honoring Rickman by creating memorials in places like London’s Platform 9¾ and Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter. See Freeform’s tribute below.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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