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Harry Potter actor stabbed to death in London

Harry Potter actor stabbed to death in London Rob Knox, the 18-year-old actor who plays student Marcus Belby in "Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince", due out in November, was stabbed to death in London on Saturday. According to the latest reports from the U.K. capitol, Knox was stabbed to death during a fight which broke out outside of a London bar on Saturday. The 21-year-old man, which had been arrested on suspicion of murder, allegedly came to the bar waving a knife, a scuffle broke out and Rob Knox and his brother Jamie were reportedly trying to protect each other, when the Harry Potter actor suffered the deadly knife wounds. Several others were also taken to a hospital and treated for stab wounds. Knox was also taken to the nearby hospital, but he was pronounced dead shortly after. Two friends of the Harry Potter actor managed to pin the armed man down, wrestling with him for several minutes before police arrived. "Rob was just trying to help out. He was like that. I grabbed the knife, I didn't know at the time that he had another knife. It was just chaos," one of the friends was quoted by the British press. "Rob was kind and thoughtful and would always help out others. The life and soul of the party, he was very outgoing, loved sports, and would always strike up a conversation with people. He was respectful to others and adored by all his family and friends," Rob Knox' parents said in a statement.

 Published on 05/26/2008

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