By Andres Cerda
The actor best known for his role as Severus Snape in the Harry Porter franchise, passed away January 14 at the age of 69.
Alan Rickman was born on February 21, 1946. He passed away after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He was diagnosed August 2015 after having a minor stroke.
He kept his illness away from the public, only letting his family and close friends know he was terminally ill. His illness was unaware until the day Rickman passed away.
Hollywood actors and fans of the Harry Potter franchise were all in mourning of the actor. Many shared their reactions through their social media accounts such as Twitter.
Actor and talk show host Seth Meyers said, “There are few things I enjoyed more than watching Alan Rickman sigh in a movie. RIP”
Fans of Harry Potter alike grieved over the death of Rickman. While some showed their emotions through Twitter, others went outside of social media and mourned the actor in their everyday lives.
The characters in the Harry Potter Franchise have made an impact in people’s lives. Many have developed a strong connection with the characters. Senior Krystal Zavala said, “He was my favorite villain ever and I cried when I heard he died.” Many fans shared Krystal’s feelings towards the actors passing because they have alongside Severus Snape for so long.
Rickman is known for his role in the Harry Potter franchise, but he is remembered for his villainous roles in other films such as Sense and Sensibility, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and Die Hard.
Rickman is remembered for his villainous roles where he portrays complex antagonists. In his role as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films, Rickman is a potions teacher at Hogwarts, who wears a black robe and is feared by most of his students, including the main character, Harry Potter.
Alan Rickman has blessed the Hollywood world and the lives of film lovers with his iconic roles that will be remembered for decades.