Harry Potter fandom is in mourning today after the loss of Alan Rickman who brought the nuanced and much-loved character of Severus Snape to life in the blockbuster movie adaptation of JK Rowling’s books.
Rickman lost his battle with cancer at age 69. We decided to honor Rickman with a couple of his most memorable scenes.
This scene from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part II is one of the most memorable from the series, and brings Snape’s character arc to completion.
And for those of us who are old enough, Rickman will always be Hans Gruber– the dastardly villain from the first Die Hard.