In the movie Harry Potter, almost everyone’s favorite character dies an intense death. Today, Severus Snape, Alan Rickman the actor that plays Severus, died at the age of 69. He had been battling pancreatic cancer and lost the fight. This is an especially sad death for his newer generation of fans, the fans of Harry Potter books, including my sister. The actor is leaving behind heartbroken family, friends, and fans. Although Alan never won an Oscar, he did win a BAFTA Award for supporting actor in “Robin Hood” and another 3 awards for his characters in the movies “Sense and Sensibility” and “Truly Madly Deeply”. Richman was born in 1946 to a working class family in the west of London. He was interested in acting, studied graphic design in college and at one point opened a graphic design studio with his friends. Alan Richman fans lost a part of their hearts today Thursday, January 14th, 2016. In remembrance of this amazing and influential actor, lets all pick up our favorite Harry Potter book or movie and really appreciate the work of an actor transforming a character from page to reel.