Alan Rickman's Passing

by TipsyMangoTea 15 Replies latest social entertainment

  • TipsyMangoTea

    Alan Rickman, best known to my generation as Prof. Severus Snape from the Harry Potter film franchise, has passed away due to cancer at the age of 69.

    Growing up with a Witness mother, anything related to science fiction and fantasy was looked down upon, so, naturally, I was a rebel rebel (oh David Bowie...).

    Just wanted to let any Potterheads know the news and that even if you feel like you'll never be free of the Deadly Watchtower, you're not alone and there's hope.


  • Late Bloomer
    Late Bloomer
    I've never seen Harry Potter, but loved him in Sense and Sensibility and Galaxy Quest. Amazing actor, and that voice...his voice was hypnotic, I could watch that scene where he reads to Kate Winslet all day. Such a tragic loss.
  • Saintbertholdt

    From Die hard:

    Holly Gennero McClane: After all your posturing, all your little speeches, you're nothing but a common thief.

    Hans Gruber: I am an exceptional thief, Mrs. McClane. And since I'm moving up to kidnapping, you should be more polite.

  • pbrow

    harry potter???? hmphhhhh!!

    I hope Nakatomi bldg in bad guy heaven is very tall and there are plenty of detonators!


    edit.... Die Hard is the greatest christmas movie of ALL TIME!!!!

  • GoneAwol

    My fave from Robin Hood - Prince of thieves.

  • Heaven

    Am saddened to hear of this. Kind of eerie that he too passed away from cancer at 69... just like Bowie.

    I so enjoyed Rickman's characters.

  • Gentledawn

    Sweeney Todd - "Pretty Women", Performed by Johnny Depp and Alan Rickman

  • Saintbertholdt
    Am saddened to hear of this. Kind of eerie that he too passed away from cancer at 69... just like Bowie.

    In the 70's many well known pop artists died of drug overdoses at 27.

    Today the well known die at 69... from cancer.

    How things have changed.

  • Xanthippe

    Such a lot of sadness at work today over Alan Rickman. Watching Love Actually at Christmas is a tradition with me and my daughter. So sad, he and his wife have been together about forty years, not the usual showbiss relationship. He will be missed.

  • Cadellin

    I love him. I just love him. And I'm heartbroken.

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