Thursday, 14 January 2016

Alan Rickman | Janu-Blog Day 14

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Today, Alan Rickman sadly passed away from cancer at the age of 69.

Celebrity deaths are not something that usually affect me terribly. I feel sad for the family and friends of the deceased and get on with my day-to-day life. Around 150,000 people who I don't know die every single day around the world and a celebrity is just one of them.

Alan Rickman's death, however, has impacted me.

He is one of the most recognisable actors of the past 30 years. Of course, he is most well-known for playing the role of Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series, which is how most people of my age know him best. He's one of those actors who has been in everything, including Love Actually, Die Hard, Sense and Sensibility and he voiced a character in Alice in Wonderland.

I don't think there's any true reason for the effect his death has had on me, except from that he is an actor I grew up watching. There's also no real reason for this blog post except from that his death is all I have thought about today and it felt wrong to post a book haul or something as trivial when my peers and I are absolutely saddened by his death.

Rest in peace Alan Rickman. 

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