When we think of our favorite actors from childhood you sometimes have this funny notion that they can never die. It’s a silly thought when you’re older, but when you’re younger it just all makes sense. They seem immortal to you whether it’s in your mind, films, or books.
You don’t believe it when you hear that one of your favorite actors since childhood passed away. You have to confirm it to yourself multiple times before it actually clicks in your mind that the unfortunate news is true.
Death is a funny thing, and it has been said that death works in threes. First it was “Lemmy” Kilmister (who was a singer from the Britsih heavy metal band), second was the legendary David Bowie, and NOW the iconic Alan Rickman who is mostly well known for his role of Snape in Harry Potter with all three suffering the same fate, the most villainous of all villains, Cancer.
He was known for his roles as Hans Gruber in Die Hard, others such as Sense and Sensibility, Love Actually, and some films not really well known such as Galaxy Quest and Sweeney Todd.
J.K. Rowling who is the author of the Harry Potter books tweeted her sentiments about 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
J.K. Rowling isn’t the only one who paid tribute to Alan Rickman but the Cast and Crew did as well. Daniel Radcliffe who played the main character in the Harry Potter franchise also paid tribute to him in several posts on Twitter. He would post things like:
“One of the greatest actors I will ever work with”
“One of the loyalest and most supportive people I’ve ever met in the film industry”.
He won a BAFTA Award for the Supporting actor in Robin Hood according to CNN. He was nominated for multiple roles for the films such as Sense and Sensibility. He did win a Golden Globe in 1991 for his role in Rasputin.
You can see one his last gifts he left for us in the upcoming films, Alice Through the Looking Glass set to be released in May as the Blue Caterpillar, and Eye in the Sky set to be released in March.
Even though he has passed, his talent and films he has left behind will in some way make him immortal; to me at least. He will ‘Always’ be with us, ‘Always’ be loved and ‘Always’ be remembered.