Needless to say, 2016 has not been a good year so far. First the music industry loses an icon and now the world waved a tearful goodbye to a great actor.
Like many other people, I grew up with the Harry Potter films and Severus Snape was a great and iconic character, not unlike some of his other characters. I'd say it's almost impossible to find someone who doesn't remember at least one of his roles in film, whether it's Hans Gruber from Die Hard, Snape from Harry Potter or (another favourite of mine) Metatron from Dogma. He has left behind a great legacy in the form of his acting career and he won't be forgotten.
So here's to Alan Rickman.
May he rest in peace.