A Tribute To Alan Rickman

You know that ONE movie. That ONE TV show. That ONE song. The ONE that enters your life, you’re obsessed with and then sticks with you, in your mind, forever, like it’s become a part of you?

Mine was Harry Potter.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.


I was obsessed – crazily obsessed, for years. I still am. I know every single characters and actors middle names, dates of birth and favourite place to go on holiday. Literally. I grew up with Harry and Hogwarts. It was my childhood. I’d race home from primary school to rewatch the fifth movie for the five thousandth time and STILL cry when my favourite scene happened.

And then yesterday happened.

Yesterday I found out Alan Rickman had died.

He deserved to live forever. He deserved to live another thirty years. He deserved to live for longer than 69, but that’s what cancer does to you. Cancer takes away the most amazing people in the world. People only get given a certain amount of time. And Alan Rickmans’ was up.

He taught me to laugh, to cry, to dream. He taught me to trust in people I shouldn’t. He taught me that good people hide in the strangest of places. He taught me to love. He taught me that there are some amazing people in this big, frightening world.

And he was one of them.

So goodbye to one of my favourite actors and people of all time. I never imagined a world without you in it. You will truly be missed, by your family, by your friends, by your supporters. Rest in peace.

When I’m 80 years old and sitting in my rocking chair, I’ll be reading Harry Potter. And my family will say to me, ‘After all this time?’ And I will say, ‘Always.’ – Alan Rickman

Love, Em x





75 thoughts on “A Tribute To Alan Rickman

  1. I cried. A lot. That quote in particular get me going – he should have lived to 80 at least, but he got cheated. He was incredible, and his character was one of the ones that shaped my childhood the most. He will be sorely missed. X

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  2. I went through a Harry Potter obsession from third grade until seventh or so. I mean, I still love the story. I love the characters. I’m just not waving around pencils pretending to do a wingardium leviosa anymore… Nonetheless, I was extremely saddened (and still am) to hear of his passing. I knew him in no other roles besides Snape, but he played it so well! I had no idea he had cancer, either.

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  3. The worst thing about it all, is that he never lived to 80. Just goes to show how unexpectedly these things happen. He was an incredible actor, my favourite. The world will miss him.

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  4. I know, found out yesterday, its so sad, because harry potter was and is something important to me, and snape was my favourite, and alan rickman was a really good actor and man in general.

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  5. I have never watched Harry Potter in my lyfe xD but he died so RIP poor dude TnT m uncle and grandpa have cancer my grandpa only has like a year left ): Im allergic to anything that will happen to my family ): A family member i never met died a week ago from a car accident but it still hurt…. I hate it when people die, or get sick, or almost die , or have a injury that affects them for the rest of there life. //cri //cri

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            1. ohh thank you thank you thank you!!!just checked out your blog, it just makes you want tto read the posts, by the look of it, and you posts are really good, cos’ I read 3 of them now, and am really amazed!!

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