Alan Rickman has died.
Most people will remember him as Severus Snape and Hans Gruber. He had a way with a condescending sneer and acerbic put-down that few others could match, but was also adept at imbuing his characters with a lot of humility, world-weariness and heart. Truly, a fantastic actor.
My personal favourite Rickman roles would have to be the Metatron from Dogma and Alexander Dane/Dr. Lazarus from Galaxy Quest.
Rest in peace, Alan.