The world of entertainment have lost one of the greatest talents to ever grace the big screen in Alan Rickman. Not only was Alan Rickman one of the greatest actors of this generation, but one of the greatest persons as well.
Aside from his countless achievements in the world of entertainment, the role he will widely be remembered by is Professor Snape in the Harry Potter series. For fans like myself who grew up with his magical world which Alan Rickman helped bring to life in the most beautiful way, this hurt a lot more. We witnessed perhaps the greatest multi-delmensional characters ever and it was all because of Alan Rickman's legendary stature. He was tremendously grateful, especially towards J.K. Rawlings, which he exhibited in a goodbye letter to the Harry Potter universe after The Deathly Hallows Part 2.
Alan Rickman's Harry Potter goodbye letter will bring you to tears.
The legend of Alan Rickman can only continue to grow from here. Time Magazine just released a letter that Alan Rickman penned to Empire Magazine the April before The Deathly Hallows Part 2 released. The letter is filled with memories and gratitude and it will surely touch your heart.
“I have just returned from the dubbing studio where I spoke into a microphone as Severus Snape for absolutely the last time. On the screen were some flashback shots of Daniel, Emma, and Rupert from ten years ago. They were 12. I have also recently returned from New York, and while I was there, I saw Daniel singing and dancing (brilliantly) on Broadway. A lifetime seems to have passed in minutes.
Three children have become adults since a phone call with Jo Rowling, containing one small clue, persuaded me that there was more to Snape than an unchanging costume, and that even though only three of the books were out at that time, she held the entire massive but delicate narrative in the surest of hands.
It is an ancient need to be told in stories. But the story needs a great storyteller. Thanks for all of it, Jo.
Alan Rickman will forever live on in the hearts of Potter fans!
One of the biggest "villains" of my childhood and millions others was Severus Snape. Until The Deathly Hallows was released and that all changed. Snape turned from villain to the bravest hero of all time. I cried the moment that Snape was killed for the Elder Wand, and I grieve today, as Cancer has taken another talent away from us. Rest in Peace Sir Alan Rickman, you will surely be missed.