Alan Rickman, who died at the age of 69 today from cancer, will be remembered for so many wonderful roles despite having only started his acting career at 41.
He is perhaps most cherished among younger fans for playing deceptive hero Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films however, and here we reproduce his thoughtful and heartfelt goodbye letter to the role, first published in Empire after filming wrapped on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
'I have just returned from the dubbing studio where I spoke into a microphone as Severus Snape for absolutely the last time. On the screen were some flashback shots of Daniel, Emma, and Rupert from ten years ago. They were 12. I have also recently returned from New York, and while I was there, I saw Daniel singing and dancing (brilliantly) on Broadway. A lifetime seems to have passed in minutes.
Rickman passed away in London surrounded by his family, who said in a statement: “The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends.”
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