Well this is just sad.
Alan Rickman, the English star behind two iconic film characters, Die Hard’s Hans Gruber and the Potterverse’s Professor Snape (not to mention Love Actually’s hapless Harry), has died.
Much as it was the case with David Bowie earlier this week, Rickman, too, was claimed by cancer at age 69.
Click here to read what Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, had to say about his old co-star, whom he calls an incredibly important influence during his formative years. And here for Emma Thompson’s remembrance. Here’s what J.K. Rowling had to tweet-say about the untimely news.
Congratulations on a job well done, Alan Rickman. I shall On Demand your latest directorial effort, A Little Chaos, to honor you this evening.