imagesBy Erin Declue

Harry Potter fans (including me), are in tears today as we mourn the death of beloved actor Alan Rickman. If you’re no familiar with Rickman, he played many roles, such as Professor Snape in “Harry Potter”, Absolem the caterpillar in “Alice in Wonderland”, and Judge Turpin in “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”.

Rickman’s death was confirmed today after a short battle with cancer. Family and loved ones say it was ‘Unexpected and sudden’. Rickman’s family is grateful that Rickman was surrounded by people he loved when he died. Rickman was 69 when he died.

Not only are fans and family mourning, but cast and crew of Rickman’s previous movies are also mourning. Daniel Radcliffe wrote that Rickman was “one of the greatest actors I will ever work with” as well as “one of the loyalest and most supportive people I’ve ever met in the film industry”.

JK Rowling, who wrote the Harry Potter books, said: “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”, while Michael Gambon, who played Dumbledore, said: “Everybody loved Alan. He was always happy and fun and creative and very, very funny.”

We will all miss Rickman very much, but he has left his mark on the world, that will always be his legacy. May he live on in our hearts forever and always.

         R.I.P. ALAN RICKMAN