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.
For some he will always be Hans Gruber, the fantastic villian of Die Hard, for others he will forever be the Sheriff of Nottingham from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, but for many he can only be Professor Snape from Harry Potter.
His role as the tormented wizard was one of vivid emotion which Alan Rickman portrayed with immense talent.
There are a lot of emotional tweets flickering around the Twittersphere and here are a few of the most powerful.
There are no words to express how shocked and devastated I am to hear of Alan Rickman's death. He was a magnificent actor & a wonderful man.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 14, 2016
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Put your wands up Harry Potter fans! Our Dark Arts Professor Snape has passed away 😭😔 #harrypotter #RIP #alanrickman #sadness #childhood #hero #hogwarts #fan #love #always #instagram #instamood #instafamous #instatalent #instaartist #insta_global #instahogwarts #instaharrypotter
As said by snape himself....
"Life isn't fair"
And today is one of those days.
RIP Alan Rickman! 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/ZJvzeMw80O— ♚ (@andrewscctt) January 14, 2016
Raise your wands for Alan Rickmann aka Severus Snape.
I'm crying. Rip. 😢 pic.twitter.com/7JVL7VbqBr— HP Fanaccount (@goawaymuggle) January 14, 2016
OMG I'm crying. Rest in peace Alan Rickman. You will always be Professor Snape to me. 😭— Katerina (@Kat_La) January 14, 2016