A Tribute To Alan Rickman
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A Tribute To Alan Rickman

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A Tribute To Alan Rickman

On Jan. 14, 2016, the world lost an incredible actor, husband and friend. Alan Rickman passed away at the age 69 from cancer. Sources said that friends and family surrounded Rickman when he passed.

Rickman was a phenomenal actor during his life. He is known mostly for his roles in “Harry Potter,” “Die Hard,” “Love Actually” and “Alice in Wonderland”. Rickman played the infamous Severus Snape in “Harry Potter,” Harry, the guy we all hated, in “Love Actually,” the blue caterpillar in “Alice in Wonderland” and Hans Gruber in “Die Hard”.

Although he didn’t have kids, Rickman wed sweetheart Rima Horton in 2012. The two were together for 40 years before they secretly wed in New York. Rickman stated, "It was great because no one was there. After, we walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and ate lunch."

Rickman was a phenomenal actor making anyone love and hate his character at the same time. Everyone hated his character in “Love Actually,” but Rickman made it so easy to love him at the same time. The blue caterpillar he played in “Alice” was pretty cool, although I questioned some of the lines he had. Then there’s the famous character everyone will remember Rickman by—Severus Snape.

When “Harry Potter” began, JK Rowling made it so easy to hate Snape. He was the evil character from the beginning, but Rickman was so great at bringing Snape to life and making you hate him less. When Snape died, it was depressing because he had spent his entire life trying to help Harry. Rickman is one of the reasons that the “Harry Potter” series means so much to me. He makes Snape so relatable instead of hating him.

The movie industry definitely won’t be the same without Rickman. Many of his co-stars have shared messages of mourning and love. Reading them makes it even sadder, but everyone knows how special it was to work with Rickman. “Harry Potter” stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and James Phelps have shared their thoughts and memories with Rickman. Rowling has also shared her thoughts stating, “There are no words to express how shocked and devastated I feel.”

Fans at Universal Studios Orlando raised their wands Thursday in memory of the great Slytherin Rickman portrayed. It was the most touching picture I’ve seen in a long time and it will give you goosebumps. The dedication fans have is astounding and there’s nothing quite like it in the world.

Watching any of Rickman’s movies from now on will be so odd considering that he’s passed. It will be odd not seeing him in another movie for the rest of time.

To Rickman: Thank you for making us fall in love with all of your characters. You've made most, if not all, of them so relatable and no one could replace you.

We raise our wands to you, Rickman. You’ll be in our hearts. Always.

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