EE British Academy Film Awards - Red Carpet ArrivalsThe Harry Potter family has lost one of its own.

After news broke Thursday that Robert Hardy died at age 91, the mourning began on Twitter for the late actor. Potterheads were particularly vocal, as Hardy portrayed Minister of Magic Cornelius Fudge in four of the series' films. Author J.K. Rowling joined them in paying tribute, penning a short message to express her sorrow.

"So very sad to hear about Robert Hardy," she wrote. "He was such a talented actor and everybody who worked with him on Potter loved him."

Rowling wasn't the only one connected to the Potter series who spoke out; Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley) remembered Hardy's "wonderful stories" in a sweet tweet.

And there were plenty of wands raised for Hardy. Potterheads did not fail to honor the actor, even if they didn't always like his character.

The Harry Potter films were far from the only notable ones in which Hardy starred during his decades-long career, but they were certainly memorable. We join the Potterheads of Twitter in raising an imaginary wand.