Watch Fans Raise Wands In Honor Of Alan Rickman At Universal Orlando's Celebration Of Harry Potter

by Russ Burlingame

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During Universal Orlando's Celebration of Harry Potter this weekend, fans enjoyed attractions, guests, and a first look behind the scenes of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

There was also time for some solemn reflection, though, on the recent loss of Hollywood giant Alan Rickman, who played Hogwarts instructor Severus Snape in the eight Harry Potter feature films.

The Inside the Magic blog managed to capture a video of fans from around the world, raising their wands in a tribute to the late actor:

Rickman passed away on January 14 after a battle with cancer. He worked up until shortly before his death.

Rickman will appear in Eye in the Sky, a British thriller about drones, and in Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass as Absolem the Caterpillar.

By Russ Burlingame

Russ Burlingame has been covering comics and pop culture since 1999. He has written for WIZARD: THE COMICS MAGAZINE, Comic Related, Newsarama, and more before settling in for the long haul at ComicBook.com back in 2011.