Alan Rickman Dead At 69

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As of January 14th, famous English actor Alan Rickman best known for his roles as Hans Gruber in Die Hard and Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series, passed away after a short battle with cancer. He was 69 years old.

Soon after his death was reported fans of the late actor created a memorial in honor of him at the 9 3/4 platform at the King’s Cross station in London. J.K. Rowling and several of the Harry Potter actors and other actors spoke out about Rickman such as Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Emma Thompson, and Ian Mckellen.

While I haven’t really seen any other roles he’s played outside of Harry Potter, Mr. Rickman’s character Professor Snape definitely stood out to me. While I’ve only been a fan of the Harry Potter franchise for a few years,  just like everybody else he went from a character who I loved to hate to someone who I really respected and admired. I can tell by they way the people have written about him that he was a wonderful man with great talent.

R.I.P. Alan Rickman, and as your character Snape said, “Please turn to page 394”


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