This is not turning out to be a good time lately. Scott Weiland, Lemmy, David Bowie, now Alan Rickman.
Hans Gruber, Sheriff of Nottingham, Dr. Lazarus, Metratron, Severus Snape … just to name a bare few. As Kevin Smith said about Rickman on one of his spoken word discs, “He’s a real actor.” Alan Rickman was everything one thinks of when “English actor” is brought up. Passionate about his craft, dedicated and determined, always throwing himself into his roles and really going for it. He was a singular joy to watch, and will be greatly missed.