Daniel Radcliffe says of Rickman “He was so encouraging of me both on set and in the years post-Potter. I’m pretty sure he came and saw everything I ever did on stage both in London and New York. He didn’t have to do that. I know other people who’ve been friends with him for much much longer than I have and they all say if you call Alan, it doesn’t matter where in the world he is or how busy he is with what he’s doing, he’ll get back to you within a day.”
Reports indicate that Rickman died after a short bout with cancer. Rickman was an actor of both stage and screen. He was nominated for a Tony award for his role as the Vicomte de Valmont in the stage production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses in 1985. Rickman was awarded a Golden Globe Award, an Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his portrayal of Rasputin in Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny. He also won a BAFTA Award for his role in Robin Hood.
But he was best known for the role of Severus Snape in the wildly popular Harry Potter series. It a sad day for Potter Fans.