Alan Rickman dead at 69

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  1. D.T. macrumors 603

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    I'm usually not the person who posts these, I just happen to be in this section, reading the posts about Bowie and my wife sent me a message.

    Loved Rickman, funny enough we just watched CBGBs, but I'm sure he'll mostly be remembered for Snape and Hans Gruber.

    Yippee ki-yay.
     
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    I will remember him as Metatron, the Voice of God, in Dogma. Best movie ever. He was brilliant.
     
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    Hahahaha... Love that movie. One of my favorite Kevin Smith movies.

    RIP Mr. Rickman....
     

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    Sad news indeed. One of my colleagues got to interview him last year, she had nothing but good things to say about him. He was an absolute gentleman.

    His voice was nothing short of legendary.
     
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    Really sad news, gutted when I heard it earlier today :( Definitely watching Die Hard tonight as a send-off.

    Cancer is absolutely horrible.
     
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    Terrible, terrible news that deeply saddens me. I was a huge fan of Alan Rickman's work. Die Hard, Galaxy Quest, Love, Actually, Harry Potter series. He made some fantastic films and added respectability to any project he was attached to.
     
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    How terribly tragically sad, and at the relatively young age of 69, too.

    A terrific actor, and a man with a wonderful screen presence. One of my favourites, too. He was one of the few actors whose presence in a movie, or TV show, guaranteed my interest.

    RIP Alan Rickman.
     
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    Very sad news. First David Bowie, and now Alan Rickman, both 69. Way too young to die :(
     
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    He was a great actor. Played a villain so well.:(
     
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    RIP...... a gentleman who played a great villain.
     
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    He also voiced Marvin the Paranoid Android in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. A talented actor with a great voice, he's going to be missed. :(
     
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    He really elevated anything he was in, from an action movie to a romantic comedy!
     
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    I have so many good memories associated with this face.

    He'll always be Hans Gruber to me. Second fave is the alien from Galaxy Quest.
     
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    "Where's the happy ending, Jason? 'Never give up? Never surrender?'"
     
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    He's one of those few actors who made anything he was in better just by showing up and doing his thing. A great talent that I'm sad to see gone.
     
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    I second and too add Severus Snape
     
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    Yes, a superb Severus Snape, - you cannot think of anyone else in that role - and a compelling and wonderfully intelligent presence in anything he graced.

    And, as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves he gave a masterclass in acting.
     
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    "When I find him, I will cut out his heart with a spoon!"
    "Why a spoon Cousin? Why not an axe?"
    "Because it's DULL, you twit. It'll hurt more!"

    Sigh, first Lemmy, then Bowie, now Rickman.

    **** cancer.
     
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    You folks summed it all very well. RIP A.R. You, your talents and what you left us in film will be remembered with admiration and thanks.
     
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    My favorite villian he portrayed was the Australian rancher in Quigley Down Under . R.I.P. Mr Rickman.
     
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    He will truly be missed. Loved him in Galaxy Quest:

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