Rest in Peace
Alan Rickman, a man of intriguing character, work ethic, and personality, has passed away at the age of 69.
As an actor, Rickman was ambiguous and ever-changing just like the numerous roles that he played: ranging from the notorious villain in Die Hard to an amorous husband in Love Actually. His most reputable role must be his part as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movies… a character known for his loyalty, love, and cruelty.
It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to this incredible man. My first experience with Rickman on screen was the movie Dogma, where he played Metatron, the voice of God. He instantly won my heart! He was vivacious and cynical and still somehow managed to see the world with such a bright light. I think that Rickman allowed much of himself to shine through in some of his bigger roles, allowing us to see him as the dynamic, enigmatic, and talented man that he was. Even with the serious antagonist parts he played, he also balanced these with light-hearted roles such as the Caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (his last film, coming out this year).
Farewell, Alan Rickman.
It is grounding that we’ve lost another artist to a disease such as cancer, but his creative and influential impact on this world will not be forgotten.
And here’s something that has stuck with me since my first time watching Dogma, one of Metatron’s best quotes, spoken by the voice of God himself:
“Well, I say we get drunk, because I’m all out of ideas.”
I’m sure Rickman would concur 🙂 Stay strong, fans and friends.