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17 January 2016 @ 06:49 am
Most knew Alan Rickman from his memorable portrayal of Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movies, but he also held quite a number of incredible performances from various other projects over the years, including Sense and Sensibility, Love Actually, Dogma, Galaxy Quest, The Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Die Hard, Quigley Down Under, and countless more. Many have probably seen his work without realizing it, since he was involved with a lot of things throughout his long career. He was a man of great presence, a brilliant and talented actor known for his distinctive voice and the way he portrayed a wide variety of characters, encompassed diverse roles with such finesse that captivated audiences. He was also a wonderful human being, contributing to charities and just being a kind-hearted soul. Upon learning about his death, so soon as I have been trying to process the loss of David Bowie earlier in the week, I was basically numb with disbelief. The loss of these incredible individuals has affected me in such a way that I almost find it incomprehensible that they are gone, which is similar to how I reacted after Robin Williams' death. The reality is almost to difficult to digest, to accept.

To make unfortunate matters even worse, Celine Dion's husband and older brother also passed away this week, both from cancer as well. While we've always known that cancer is an evil and horrendous disease, this month has been a bleak and painful reminder of just how serious the reality of this diagnosis is, and how it can affect anyone, regardless who they are.

Rest in peace to all these lovely souls, you will forever be remembered.
Current Mood: indescribable
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redbrunja: lbd | pride & prejudiceredbrunja on January 17th, 2016 08:25 pm (UTC)
Blow Dry was SUCH a fun film!
Renée: Hermione. Deathly Hallows.rogueslayer452 on January 18th, 2016 02:18 am (UTC)
It's honestly hard to comprehend. It hit me rather hard after the fact since I was still trying to process the loss of David Bowie. And the fact that both Bowie and Rickman were 69 and passed away from cancer in the same week, it's just unfathomable and devastating. :(

Seriously, fuck cancer.
night_owl_9: Katara - straynight_owl_9 on January 17th, 2016 07:07 pm (UTC)
This was such a tough week.
Renée: Sansa Stark.rogueslayer452 on January 18th, 2016 02:21 am (UTC)
It's been one depressing news after another. :(

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Christina: the100- wells- still so sad/angryfly_meaway on January 17th, 2016 07:32 pm (UTC)
That is so true; that this month (or well; this week actually) has show just how serious cancer is and just how it affects so many people, too many people. I'm also so sorry that you found it so hard to deal with this week- I definitely understand that *hugs*
Renée: BSG. Sharon Valerii.rogueslayer452 on January 18th, 2016 06:23 am (UTC)
It definitely hit me harder than I thought it would, mostly because of how unexpected it was, but also due to having had relatives who suffered and passed away from cancer. The utter abruptness of how someone's health can basically decline is absolutely terrifying. Just the brutal awareness of mortality in general has gotten to me in recent years, so these reports of celebrity deaths one after the other in a short amount of time kind of left me in a numb state, tbh.
redbrunja: jessica jones | heroineredbrunja on January 17th, 2016 08:26 pm (UTC)
Shout out re: Quigly down under. That was one of those films of my childhood movies. He was SUCH an excellent bad guy in that. "Get him out, he's bleeding all over the carpet."

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Renéerogueslayer452 on January 18th, 2016 06:43 am (UTC)
I kinda grew up with Quigley Down Under because my mom watched it (because of Tom Selleck), and I agree, Alan played such a wonderful bad guy.
rebel: so I stayed in the darkness with youcaptandor on January 17th, 2016 08:54 pm (UTC)
His sass in GQ... So perfect.

Renée: Haven. Audrey Parker.rogueslayer452 on January 18th, 2016 06:46 am (UTC)
Galaxy Quest was such a brilliant film, a classic imho. I love quoting it, particularly the "this episode was badly written!" lol I love anything where Alan managed to play sarcastic characters, and the sass he provided in this was absolutely gold.
DJ Jazzy Ddavesmusictank on January 17th, 2016 09:05 pm (UTC)
Unbelievable tough week. I loved him as Snape and in the film Dogma and Galaxy Quest.

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Northern Wanderer: Disney - Stitch needs a hugmidnightwhisper on January 17th, 2016 09:35 pm (UTC)
I'm so sad that that there will never be a Love Actually 2 where Harry and Karen can save their marriage finally. Because that would have been wonderful. Holy crap I'm emotional that thought kind of makes me want to cry.

If cancer was a person? I'd punch cancer in the nuts.
Renée: Hermione. Deathly Hallows.rogueslayer452 on January 18th, 2016 10:49 am (UTC)
I'm choosing to believe that somehow, despite them struggling with what happened, they eventually do figure it out within time. I firmly believe that from the implication from the epilogue, even if things aren't perfect, they do find a way of patching things up and fixing their marriage and keeping their family intact. That is my personal belief, and I am sticking to it.

Ugh, everything is so heartbreaking. :(
Kathleenemeraldarrows on January 17th, 2016 09:36 pm (UTC)
It's really sad. :(
Renée: John Thornton. Angst.rogueslayer452 on January 18th, 2016 06:48 am (UTC)
It almost seems like the universe is playing a cruel joke. It is so devastating. :(

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💋: black linesmaybe on January 17th, 2016 10:13 pm (UTC)
Die Hard was my intro to Alan Rickman, used to watch that movie every around Christmas - he was also wonderful in Robin Hood too. I know everyone will remember him from HP, but he was in so many wonderful films and gave such memorable performances. It's so sad to think he's not here anymore. :(
Renée: Haven. Audrey Parker.rogueslayer452 on January 19th, 2016 04:46 am (UTC)
I know. I can't believe that we lost two legends in a single week. I knew I would be sad, but just the news of their loss being so close together just wound up being so utterly devastating. Just the notion that both Bowie and Rickman not being around anymore is hard to accept. :(
Julie: A19 ★ before i crumble to dustragnarok_08 on January 18th, 2016 12:11 am (UTC)
I still can't believe that he's gone :(
Renéerogueslayer452 on January 18th, 2016 01:42 am (UTC)
I know. It's such a huge loss, he was an incredible actor and an upstanding person. He will always be remembered and celebrated for his amazing work and talent.

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just a small town girlcarameltrap on January 18th, 2016 05:35 am (UTC)
I love him most as Snape but also in Robin Hood and Love Actually. I didn't believe it when I saw the news because I didn't know he was sick. :(
Renée: Kahlan. Elegance.rogueslayer452 on January 18th, 2016 06:30 am (UTC)
From what I've been reading, nobody was aware aside from close friends and family, since he decided to keep this information private. Apparently he was diagnosed with cancer only five months ago after suffering a stroke. Just the very thought that your health can suddenly decline so rapidly is absolutely frightening to me.
Danielaeiffels on January 18th, 2016 09:54 am (UTC)
I'm still heartbroken over Alan Rickman's passing. I'm hoping that it's some kind of sick joke or something :(
Renée: Draco Malfoy. Conflicted.rogueslayer452 on January 18th, 2016 01:58 pm (UTC)
Same here. Every time I come across an article or a post about him passing it feels so surreal, The news just hasn't really sunk in yet for me to properly accept.
Lauren: Lotr hoteowyn on January 18th, 2016 10:46 am (UTC)
Terrible week for Celine. I feel terrible for her.
Renée: Kahlan. Elegance.rogueslayer452 on January 18th, 2016 01:56 pm (UTC)
She was hit with a double tragedy. I can't imagine how she must be feeling right now. I hope she's okay under the circumstances.