Alan Rickman Fans React To Death From Cancer — See Twitter Reaction Tweets
Fans are reacting to Alan Rickman’s death from cancer on Thursday at the age of 69. As Gossip Cop reported earlier, Rickman, perhaps best known as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter franchise, passed away peacefully while surrounded by family and friends. Now fans are sharing their mournful reactions on Twitter.
A user named @bobafettpixie expressed that she “can’t believe he’s now gone! My favorite actor, my favorite everything! RIP Alan Rickman, absolutely heart broken.” A fan named @AnnaDoherty saluted Rickman by writing, “Thank you for making Snape everything he was supposed to be on screen,” while @FlyAwayCharms advised, “Let us all raise our wands for Alan Rickman. A legend gone too soon. #RIPAlanRickman you will be dearly missed.”
Rickman’s role as Professor Snape seems to have most lasting impact on his fans of a certain age. A Twitter user named @jessycutler shared “you will always be Snape in my eyes,” while @peachy_ashton said that the actor is “forever in our hearts as the one and only severus snape.” With news coming just days after David Bowie’s death, a person named @wordsbreedbrooks tweeted, “And now Alan Rickman?? So far I hate 2016.” @serenalawless expressed, “This week needs to STOP. Alan Rickman?! Also 69, also cancer, also a legend and I can’t deal
Some fans even wondered what could have been in the years to come with his career, such as @brandon_trollip, who declared, “I thought he was brilliant and would’ve been the best Bond villain.” Meanwhile, @JackTwoFace mourned, “I’m sad and shocked. Really great actor and very nice man. Charismatic and legendary. #RIPAlanRickman.” And @MelyssaRave expressed the sentiment of many by writing, “Alan Rickman passed. [Expletive] cancer.” See celebrity tributes.