Just the other day we wrote a memorial post about the legendary singer, David Bowie, who passed away at the age of 69 from cancer. Today we received more sad news from the pop culture world. Renowned actor, Alan Rickman, also passed away of cancer at the age of 69.
We Remember The Remarkable Alan Rickman with Pics of His Characters
Rickman was a highly respected actor who starred in some of the most memorable roles in movie history. Rickman may be most well known for his role as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movies. He was also well known for his roles as Hans Gruber in Die Hard, Metatron in Dogman and more. He leaves behind his wife, Rima Horton, who he married in 2012. However, they had been together since 1965. As we remember Alan today, we reflect on some of the most beloved and memorable characters he played throughout his years as an actor.
Rickman played the role of Tybalt in the 1978 television movie version of Romeo and Juiet.
In 1988, Rickman starred as villain Hans Gruber in Die Hard.
Rickman played the role of Sheriff George of Nottingham in the 1991 version of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
Rickman played the role of Colonel Brandon in the 1995 release of Sense and Sensibility.
He starred as fallen angel, Metatron, in the 1999 film, Dogma.
Also in 1999, Rickman played the role of Alexandra Dane in Galaxy Quest.
Rickman may be best known by many for his ongoing role as professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movie series. He began playing this role in 2001 in Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone through the conclusion of the series in 2011 in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.
He also starred as Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd back in 2007.
This is a sad day and an even worse week. RIP Alan Rickman. 1978-2016.