Alan Rickman, 1946-2016, Requiescat in Pace

f39080230I have been buried in owls from around the world today, each of which, of course, was about the death of Alan Rickman, the actor who played Severus Snape in the eight Harry Potter movie adaptations. Here is a collection of links from Huffington Post sent by Lynn:

Alan Rickman, ‘Harry Potter’ Star, Dead At 69

Let’s Remember Severus Snape For The True Hero He Was

A Look Back At Alan Rickman’s Hollywood Career In Photos

The One Thing You Still Don’t Know About Snape In ‘Harry Potter’

Alan Rickman Wasn’t Just A Great Dramatic Actor — He Was Also Hilarious

This Tiny Detail Will Make You Miss Snape Even More

Harry Potter’ Author J.K. Rowling Mourns Alan Rickman In Moving Tweet

Daniel Radcliffe And Emma Watson Share Beautiful Tributes To Alan Rickman

Harry Potter’ Fans Raise Their Wands For A Beautiful Goodbye To Alan Rickman



  1. Well, this is tough.

    It’s a strange phenomenon that in these early years of the 21st century, many talented actors, actresses, singers, comedians, and artists who should, by all rights, still have a few good years left in them are nonetheless cut all too short.

    Why this should be I’m sure I don’t know (the Wheel of Fortune can be a cruel game sometimes).

    Still, for all that, when an artist is good at his job it means something to acknowledge that.

    As someone who provided entertainment on many occasions, all I can do is acknowledge the late Mr. Rickman, and say the only thing that can be said. Much thanks, and good luck.

    Yippee-ky-yay, Old Chap.

  2. That is a beautiful quote, but I fear he never said it…if googled many sites come up not attributing it to Mr. Rickman. That being said, the many visual tributes on the “net’ with words were moving and tear worthy. His delivery of a line was absolutely unparalleled and resonates in my head every time I watch an HP movie – I just wait for those single syllable words to be pulled apart over and over again. He should have won an award but the admiration of his many fans will stand in for that omission Kathleen

  3. Hey John, Wasn’t sure if you had seen this one yet, but wanted to share the link:

    Read Alan Rickman’s Touching Goodbye Letter to Harry Potter

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