Thursday 22 March 2018

Twitter reacts to death of actor Alan Rickman

Legendary actor was renowned for roles in Harry Potter, Die Hard and Love Actually, among many others

Clare Cullen

Clare Cullen

Fans of Alan Rickman's wide array of characters have taken to social media to express their grief at the death of the actor.

Fans of Harry Potter and Die Hard in particular are flooding social media with tributes to his famous characters Professor Snape and Hans Gruber.

Comedian Eddie Izzard tweeted "I do not want my heroes to die!"

"Alan - thank you for being with us. We are sorry you had to go".

UCD Harry Potter Soc tweeted their sympathies to Rickman's family along with the Albus Dumbledore quote "Death is but the next great adventure".

A year ago, a Harry Potter fan supercut all of the Professor Snape scenes in Harry Potter together, placing them in chronological order.

The video showed the soft side to the villain Potterheads love to hate and gained over nine million views.

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