Today the world learned that the esteemed actor Alan Rickman died of cancer at the age of 69.
There are a lot of people who view actors and characters as friends or loved ones. TV and movie characters have a certain way of wiggling their way into our hearts and nesting there.
For me, one of those actors was Alan Rickman. While he played Professor Snape in the Harry Potter movies, I will always remember him as Metatron, from Dogma. His role in that movie was hysterical. He was arguably the best part. His humor was used to perfection and it was a time when he really let his hair down.
But whether you remember him as Harry in Love Actually, Professor Snape in the Harry Potter Series, Hans Gruber in Die Hard, or Metatron, Alan Rickman will always be remembered as an amazing actor with a very imitate-able voice.
Rest in Peace Professor Snape.