Other tributes came from J K Rowling, the Harry Potter author, and the cast of the films, as well as politicians and actors from around the world.Rickman trained at Rada, worked with the RSC and won a series of awards including a Bafta and a Golden Globe.
To the younger generation he will always be Severus Snape, the deliciously villainous teacher who appears bent on making the hero's life a misery in the Harry Potter films.
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Joshua Harris is senior pastor of Covenant Life in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
He is the best-selling author of Dug Down Deep: Building Your Life on Truths That Last and several books on relationships, including the run-away bestseller, I Kissed Dating Goodbye….
More about Joshua Harris Joshua Harris is senior pastor of Covenant Life in Gaithersburg, Maryland.• BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning actor dies from cancer at 69 • Star surrounded by family and friends as he passed away • Shock for fans as he had not spoken publicly of his illness • Best known for Die Hard role and as Prof Snape in Harry Potter • JK Rowling: 'He was a magnificent actor and wonderful man' • 'Such talent and wicked charm': Tributes to giant of screen • Gallery: Alan Rickman's life and career in pictures Alan Rickman, the actor who has died of cancer, had been unaware of the severity of his illness until recent weeks, friends said.