Alan Rickman Has Passed Away At Age 69 (Jan. 14, 2016.)

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  1. Emperor Guillotine

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    Alan Rickman, giant of British film and theatre, dies at 69 | Film | The Guardian

    Rest in peace, Alan Rickman. You gave us many standout, phenomenal performances from Severus Snape in the Harry Potter franchise to Hans Gruber in the Die Hard franchise to Judge Turpin in Tim Burton's adaptation of Sweeney Todd. The list goes on and on.

    The world shall miss your recognizable voice and charisma on-screen and on the stage. Your acts and your words shall not be forgotten: "A film, a piece of theatre, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.”
     
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    Yeah just saw it aswell, sad news, will be missed.
    I think he was always a huge plus to the movies he participated in. For example the first couple of HP movies which werent really that good, yet one of the things what worked perfect was the Snape caracter.

    What is up with british guys at the age of 69/70 dying of cancer?
    Lemmy, Bowie and now Alan Rickman within like 3 weeks.
     
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    leftyguitarjoe Correct-handed

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    Aw man :(

    Baby boomers growing up before we knew everything was carcinogenic I suppose.
     
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    I was sad to hear this on the radio this morning. I'll always think of him in Die Hard and Robin Hood before Harry Potter (yes, I'm old!), but there are so many great performances to dig into. Dogma and Galaxy Quest are two other personal favorites, and for a small(er) role, January Man (he plays Kevin Kline's gay artist roommate, and he's *hilarious*).
     
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    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    A quintessential artist. He made us laugh and cry..


    By Grabthar's hammer, you will be. .... *sniff* ... avenged.
     
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    FretsOnFyre SSO's sociopath

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    This is not what I needed to wake up to. :(
     
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    It's a shame. I love him as the Sheriff of Nottingham in the version of Robin Hood with Kevin Costner. Equal parts easy to hate villain and bumbling fool. Props to him for trying to extend his on screen time with one of the most "dramatic" death scenes ever.

     
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    asher So Did We

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    :(

    RIP. He will be sorely, sorely missed.
     
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    MikeH Bring the gain

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    Son of a bitch. Rest in power, Mr. Rickman. The Harry Potter series was one of the first things I latched on to as a kid, and I still love the films to this day. It's impossible to not recognize his on-screen demeanor as Snape. He was a great actor, and from what I hear, a great person off-screen as well.
     
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    Spicypickles 8 string Warrior

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    Just heard.


    Sad days, this 2016.
     
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    Whoever cast him as Sheriff of Nottingham was a genius.

    Also, that version of Robin Hood with Rickman, Costner, Freeman, is one of my favorite movies ever--and the very best movie of Robin Hood to say the least.
     
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    Totally agree 100%. So many things about that movie just scream 90's to me.

    "The painted man... He haunts my dreams."
     
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    Respect and RIP, Mr. Rickman. :(

    Loved his work - movies like Quigley Down Under, Snow Cake and Galaxy Quest had wonderful Rickman performances.
     
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    I guess I'll be breaking out the old Alan Rickman impression.

    And then crying
     
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