Alan Rickman died Thursday at the age of 69 from cancer. After David Bowie passed away earlier this week, also at 69 and also from cancer, the world is pretty much fed up with its UK heroes leaving this mortal coil. Rickman was a beloved actor and especially popular with young people for a guy in his sixties, because of his role in the Harry Potter films as Severus Snape. But he was so much more to so many, and celebrities came out in droves to pay tribute to him. 

I'm very sad to hear about Alan today. I feel so lucky to have worked and spent time with such a special man and actor. I'll really miss our conversations. RIP Alan. We love you

Posted by Emma Watson on Thursday, January 14, 2016