Fans are sharing their grief over the news that Alan Rickman passed away in the only way people know how to communicate emotions now: on Twitter. While Rickman coined classic characters in movies like Die Hard, Dogma, and Galaxy Quest, many are most familiar with Rickman's role as Professor Snape in all eight Harry Potter films. As such, a large number of Twitter condolences are paying homage to Rickman through his portrayal of the complicated villain/mostly hero.
Many have appropriated a moment from Dumbledore's funeral in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and are "raising their wands" to Rickman:
Some have literally done so:
Others are turning to Snape's own words, namely his touching declaration of his continual love for Lily Potter:
And then other Harry Potter fans are recalling these words:
Which Rickman never said but oh well. If it's comforting, why not pretend for a day? And then everyone can also pretend Snape said these words: