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Alan Rickman no more: Harry Potter writes a heartfelt letter to his Prof Severus Snape

India TV Entertainment Desk 14 Jan 2016, 22:50:43 IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

New Delhi: British actor Alan Rickman, who is known for playing Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter films, passed away today. The actor was battling with cancer and was 69.

As soon as news of his demise broke out, a wave of sadness gripped every fan of his. Celebrities expressed their grief over on social media platforms and said they will miss the beloved actor.

Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter, took to his Google Plus page to tell fans what an amazing person Rickman was. On his page, he explained what made Alan everyone's favourite.

In all Harry Potter movies, Alan's character Snape despised Daniel's role Harry. But, Daniel's letter reveals that he was a warm person at heart.

Here is the touching letter he wrote:

“Alan Rickman is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors I will ever work with. He is also, one of the loyalest and most supportive people I've ever met in the film industry. He was so encouraging of me both on set and in the years post-Potter. I'm pretty sure he came and saw everything I ever did on stage both in London and New York. He didn't have to do that. I know other people who've been friends with him for much much longer than I have and they all say "if you call Alan, it doesn't matter where in the world he is or how busy he is with what he's doing, he'll get back to you within a day".

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People create perceptions of actors based on the parts they played so it might surprise some people to learn that contrary to some of the sterner(or downright scary) characters he played, Alan was extremely kind, generous, self-deprecating and funny. And certain things obviously became even funnier when delivered in his unmistakable double-bass.

As an actor he was one of the first of the adults on Potter to treat me like a peer rather than a child. Working with him at such a formative age was incredibly important and I will carry the lessons he taught me for the rest of my life and career. Film sets and theatre stages are all far poorer for the loss of this great actor and man.