By Grabthar's Hammer what a devastating loss. Esteemed British Actor Alan Rickman has passed away at 69 after a battle with cancer.
Rickman was known by many for his exceptional portrayal of the complex and conflicted villain Severus Snape in the films adapted from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books.
But real-talk the strapping lad could make most anything epic.
From his acclaimed role as criminal mastermind Hans Gruber in Die Hard:
To that time when director, Kevin Smith, recognized he'd happened upon a British stud who had a voice deeper and richer than a Ghirardelli 98% Dark Chocolate bar. Yeah the voice of a god. Literally:
To what was one of his arguably best roles as Colonel Brandon in Ang Lee's 'Sense and Sensibility':
Throughout his career Rickman continually demonstrated an awe-inspiring range, while at the same time establishing himself as something of a legendary 'bad guy.' Let's get real though, his bit in Galaxy Quest — the epic sci-fi romp — kind of takes the cake.
RIP Alan Rickman, you'll be fiercely missed.