The much-awaited ‘Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return To Hogwarts’ aired on Amazon Prime Video and HBOMax on Saturday, with actors Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, and other cast members talking about the years it took to film the franchise. Fans, however, missed some of the key cast members who are no longer with us. Let’s take a look at the ‘Harry Potter’ actors who we have lost through the years – 

Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman, who played the mysterious and enigmatic Professor Snape, lost his life to pancreatic cancer in 2016. 

“The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends,” the actor’s family had said in a statement. 

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Richard Griffiths

The British actor, who played Muggle guardian Vernon Dursley in the series, died in 2013 from complications after heart surgery at a hospital in England. He was 65.

“Richard was by my side during two of the most important moments of my career. I was proud to know him,” Radcliffe told BBC at the time. 

Richard Harris

The actor played the role of Albus Dumbledore, Headmaster of Hogwarts, in the first two films. In 2002, he died at a London hospital after his battle with Hodgkin’s Disease. He was 72. After his death, Michael Gambon stepped in to play his role in the rest of the series.

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Helen McCrory 

McCrory, who played Narcissa Malfoy in the series, died of cancer at her home in London in April this year. She was 52.

“I’m heartbroken to announce that after an heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family. She died as she lived. Fearlessly. God we loved her and know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives. She blazed so brightly. Go now, Little One, into the air, and thank you (sic),” her husband Damian Lewis said in a statement.