This has been a tough week for loss in the celebrity world. I don’t usually allow myself to feel too sad when a celebrity dies because they generally wouldn’t give a hoot if I did. This may sound weird I guess but it just feels funny to me. For me it is a tightrope. But today I’m just going to say it…. I feel sad… I feel extremely sad.
I received the news on the bus today as I was commuting to work. Alan Rickman had passed away after a battle with cancer at the age of 69. I went into denial and quickly searched for reliable news sources to verify what I was seeing. It wasn’t trending on Facebook yet so maybe it was a hoax? There have been plenty of hoaxes over the years of celebrity passing and I was hoping that this was one of them.
Unfortunately it was not. The news was true and something happened… my eyes began to fill. Alan Rickman was one of my favorite actors. There are two things I always used to say about him: He was my old guy crush and he could read me the dictionary and I wouldn’t get bored. That voice!
Alan Rickman was an amazing actor. He made me love Professor Snape when nobody else did. I refused to believe the character was bad. I just refused it! He was a genius in Die Hard, Sense and Sensibility, and Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. Actually… he was was brilliant in EVERYTHING I have ever seen him in! EVERYTHING! He was an incredible actor and very versatile. Unfortunately I never had the wonderful experience of seeing him do live theater but I hear he is fantastic there too. I wouldn’t doubt it. A true talent was lost today and I am allowing myself to feel sad.
Below is a bunch of images from various movies that I have seen him in and no this is not all of them just some of my favorites.
He was even in a music video!
Rest in Peace Alan Rickman 😦