Beloved Harry Potter Actor Dies After Lengthy Battle with Cancer

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On January, 14, 2016, the world mourned the tragic death of beloved Harry Potter actor Alan Rickman, who passed away from pancreatic cancer. Now, just over a year later, another HP star has died of the same thing.

John Hurt, who played Garrick Ollivander in the film series, was diagnosed with the illness in June 2015, but said he was “more than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome.” While the 77-year-old courageous battled the disease for over a year and a half, he sadly died on January 25, 2017, in Norfolk, England.

Although the film franchise ended over five years ago, the Harry Potter cast is still very much a family and some of them paid tribute to John on Twitter.

The actor finished filming three movies — That Good Night, Damascus Cover and My Name Is Lenny — before his death that are slated to come out this year, and was in the process of shooting Darkest Hour. No word on if he finished his scenes, or if his will be affected.

Our thoughts and prayers are with John’s family and friends at this difficult time.

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