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"Harry Potter" Teen Killed in Knife Fight

5/25/2008 6:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A Brit teen set to appear in the next "Harry Potter" flick was killed yesterday after being stabbed in a fight -- over one little phone.

18-year-old Rob Knox died early Saturday morning after being shivved outside a bar in southwest London, say coppers, when he tried to defend his little brother over a missing cell phone. Knox was to play Ravenclaw student Marcus Belby in "Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince" which is slated for release in November.

Warner Bros. said it was "shocked" by the news. A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, but no further details are yet available.

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donte    

So sad

2306 days ago
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Liz    

What the hell is happening to our children....................getting stabbed over a cell phone?! So very sad!

2306 days ago
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CeeDee    

How sad. He was a nice looking kid.

2305 days ago
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Yipppeee!!!    

Only in America, and I'm pretty, pretty certain of this, the legal drinking age is 21 years of age ... Do you see? He was in London, the UK, and I think drinking alcohol, at any age, in any other county except the America, is legal. I do believe that there is some type of limitations when it comes to teens, or younger people, but it really comes down to what kind of alcohol is involved ... ex: beer, liquor, schnapps, etc ... Does that make sense? I hope I shed some light on why two teens, 17 and 18, would be in a bar situation ... There are many, many different ways of looking at things, so please remember that!

2305 days ago
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glamourbaby123    

In the UK the legal drinking age is 18, hence why he would be in a bar.

2305 days ago
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taylorjane16    

thats just bloody awful i can't believe that some one would be so arrogant as to stab a boy over a stupid cell phone. my ? is why were the boys in the bar in the first place thats no place for a teenager

2305 days ago
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buh-bye weiner party!    

Britain is turning into a filthy cesspool of Muslim immigrants and lawlessness.

2305 days ago
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Matt Damon    

When will this World become Civilized! Ban Knives! They are only good for Killing! All the Gun laws have Worked!
The Poor Poor Victim, Which Killed that Poor Boy!

2305 days ago
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high pitch mike    

if this happened in the u s a the y would have arrested a football player

2305 days ago
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JEFF    

NUMBER 3 YOU MAKE NO SENSE. THE KID IS DEAD AND THAT IS ALL. D-E-A-D DEAD. CIAO. C'YA ON THE OTHER SIDE. NOW MAYBE MY NEPHEW WILL GET HIS PART IN THE MOVIE.

2305 days ago
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don    

hey number nine how bout licking my backside and taint

2305 days ago
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Beast    

How sad. Britain used to be such a nice country. Now it's just turned into a rundown sh*thole and the laws there are a joke. The police and the courts in Britain are useless. So glad I live in America!

2305 days ago
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Gramie27    

Didn't anyone notice that he was knifed"outside a bar"? NOT in the bar. and Certainly his 10 year old brother wasn't inside. How awful for the little brother!! My sympathies to his entire family. And the UK is no different from any other country these days. People kill for the slightest reason - because they usually get away with it - no death penalty, or loooong apeals processes, or lots of excuses why they did it, but certainly not taking responsibility for their own actions.

2305 days ago
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loveharry    

How terrible, a fight over a dumb cell phone and now someone is dead over it. Marcus who was just 18 and has not really started living yet, what the heck is wrong with these youth today. This is very sad. I will keep his family in my prayers in this time of there grief over this senseless killing

2305 days ago
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web    

How many other people were murdered that we dont hear about?

2305 days ago
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