I do not want my heroes to die! Alan Rickman is dead and he was another hero. Alan - thank you for being with us. We are sorry you had to go.
Rickman was known for his quirky side. His roles were often witty and sharp - and he wasn't afraid of editing the "terrible"
script with friends in a branch of Pizza Hut.
For the younger generations, though, he'll probably be remembered best for playing Severus Snape in the
films, in which he is iconic.
And even though the character is famous for his dour outlook on life, this appearance on
The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
from last year in which Rickman tries to talk after inhaling helium proves that Rickman certainly had a sense of humour: