Alan Rickman Dies, Farewell Professor Severus Snape
The world lost Severus Snape forever. Alan Rickman, the British actor with the unforgettable voice who played the brooding Professor Severus Snape died Thursday, January 14th 2015 after a short battle with cancer. Announcing Alan Rickman’s death, a family statement said:
“The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends.”
Alan Rickman became one of Britain’s best-loved acting stars through his roles as Hans Gruber in Die Hard and of course, the complex and iconic character as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter movies. Harry Potter’s family, such as J.K. Rowling, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Jason Isaacs have expressed their deep sorrow of their lost of Alan Rickman.
There are no words to express how shocked and devastated I am to hear of Alan Rickman’s death. He was a magnificent actor & a wonderful man.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 14, 2016
Heartbreaking news about lovely Alan. Nobody else could be as hilarious, tragic, terrifying & truthful all at the same time #RIPAlanRickman
— Jason Isaacs (@jasonsfolly) January 14, 2016
— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) January 14, 2016
Emma Thompson, who appeared with Alan Rickman in Love Actually wrote in a statement, describing that Alan Rickman was rare and unique human being.
“Alan was my friend and so this is hard to write because I have just kissed him goodbye. What I remember most in this moment of painful leave-taking is his humour, intelligence, wisdom and kindness.”
Alan Rickman did have a clue, as he said in the thank-you letter to Rowling back on 2011 and published on Empire Magazine almost five years ago. In that letter, Alan Rickman wrote the conclusion of the film series, which saw stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint grow up on screen. He was saying farewell to his Harry Potter character Severus Snape but it couldn’t hold truer now for fans across the world who are mourning the actor.
Fans all over the world has shown their lost by sharing a moving scene from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which shows students at Hogwarts raising their wands. Some fans said that Alan Rickman has lived in many of their childhood as Severus Snape.
— #HOYTSAUSTRALIA (@HoytsAustralia) January 15, 2016
— Variable (@variablecosplay) January 14, 2016
— The Beauty Vault (@irinagabrielaaa) January 14, 2016
— Antonia (@antonia_grimes) January 14, 2016
The London-born star began his career in theatre, including with the Royal Shakespeare Company, before winning roles in TV dramas like Smiley’s People and The Barchester Chronicles in the 1980s. Here is another incredible movies starring by Alan Rickman that people should watch :
1. Die Hard, 1988
Alan Rickman plays the role as German terrorist.
2. Truly, Madly, Deeply, 1990
Alan Rickman plays a man who dies and returns as a ghost to comfort her.
3. Galaxy Quest, 1999
This is an incredibly funny movie, parodying television series such as Star Trek. Serving equal parts comedy and pathos, Rickman’s full range of talents is on display here.
4. Love Actually, 2003
5. A Little Chaos, 2014
This is one of Alan Rickman final films, where he plays King Louis XIV alongside Kate Winslet.
Rest in peace, Alan Rickman. You will be missed. Always.