So Sad — 17 Beloved Harry Potter Actors Who Tragically Passed Away

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It seems pretty insane that it’s been 16 years since the Harry Potter films first came into our lives. In that time, the franchise has seen many happy moments off screen, including cast members’ engagements, acting accomplishments and, let’s just say ~general successes~. For as many cheery events that the crew have gotten to experience as a group, it should come as no surprise that in the past 16 years the franchise has also dealt with its fair share of heartbreak.

Actor John Hurt passed away at the end of the month, making him join a long list of other HP stars who are also no longer with us. Since the franchise kicked off in 2001, 17 stars from the series have died of both natural causes and tragically unexpected events. While they may be gone, they will be forever remembered for their contributions to the acting world.