By Grabthar’s Hammer… Alan Rickman Dies at 69
The star of Harry Potter, Die Hard, Galaxy Quest, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Dogma, and much, much more… Alan Rickman, has died of cancer at the age of 69.
Seriously, 2016? SERIOUSLY?!
We all have a special place in our hearts carved out for the talented Alan Rickman. He first came to wide notice for his villainous role as Hans Gruber on Die Hard (the best Christmas movie ever). He had the kind of voice and range that would seem comforting at one moment, and then convey a certain menace that would make one cower into a corner in the next.
A proven thespian for the stage and on the silver screen, Rickman captured us with his wide acting range. The most entertaining was when he could deliver a humorous dry wit in a number of comedies, most notably Dogma and Galaxy Quest.
We will miss you, Mr. Alan Rickman. Always.
And quick! Someone hide Tim Curry! I don’t think the world can stand the loss of another cultural icon.