Popularly loved for his role as Snape in the Harry Potter series, Alan Rickman was indeed a prodigy. The actor left the world on January 14th, 2016, at the age of 69. Over the decades, he’s played numerous roles of all kinds but came to be well-known for his “bad guy” characters.
Alan was not only a gifted actor and philanthropist but also joyful to be around. It is an absolute tragedy to have lost a great actor like Alan Rickman so early. However, we will not let him die in vain. He has achieved nothing but greatness throughout his life and career in the entertainment industry. His legacy shall live on through generations!
Alan Rickman’s Legacy
Alan Rickman was voted at number 19 for “Greatest Living Movie Stars” in the Empire magazines. Also, he was nominated twice for “Broadway’s Tony Award as Best Actor” in Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Private lives.
Apart from his acting, Empire voted Alan for one of the ‘100 Sexiest Stars’ in 1995, 2009 and again in 2010. Additionally, ‘The Guardian’ honourably mentions Alan’s name for the actor who’s deserving of an Academy Award.
In addition to his outstanding roles in Harry Potter, Die Hard, Sense and sensibility, he has other musical works. One of his works features a song by Adam Leonard, “Not Alan Rickman”. He also appears in a music video of the band “texas” in a song called “In demand”.
Alan Rickman’s tragic death
Alan Rickman left the world behind in the year 2016, on January 14th. The cause of his death was pancreatic cancer. Even despite knowing the reason behind his death, everything else surrounding it is private.
Till the very end, Alan fought for his life. He’d been diagnosed with this in August following a stroke. Since the “silent cancer” takes times to show symptoms, perhaps it was too late before the real issues surfaced. His death was indeed one that involved silent suffering and fans did not realise his end would come this soon.
Alan Rickman contributed so much to the entertainment industry as well as for the welfare of the people. He was a kind man and goes out of his way to offer a helping hand. Alan was indeed generous and thoughtful. He will always be remembered.
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