I think there should be laughs in everything. Sometimes, it’s a slammed door, a pie in the face or just a recognition of our frailties. Alan Rickman
Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (21 February 1946 – 14 January 2016) was an English actor and director known for playing a variety of roles on stage and screen. Rickman trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, performing in modern and classical theatre productions. His first big television part came in 1982, but his big break was as the Vicomte de Valmont in the stage production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses in 1985, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. Rickman gained wider notice for his film performances as Hans Gruber in Die Hard and Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series.
When he passed away earlier this year I heard so many loving tributes, telling stories about how much he will be missed. It seems he was not just a nice guy but a real caring and friendly person. It was good that he was here.