Alan Rickman had a long and varied acting career, but his two most iconic roles by far were Hans Gruber in Die Hard and Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movies. After Rickman passed away earlier this week, The New Yorker published a touching cartoon in tribute to him, featuring Harry Potter and John McClane at a bar toasting their fallen foe. “Here’s to the best antagonist a guy could ask for,” the caption reads.
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) January 14, 2016
Real life Harry Potter, actor Daniel Radcliffe, also penned a heartfelt tribute to Rickman:
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“People create perceptions of actors based on the parts they played so it might surprise some people to learn that contrary to some of the sterner (or downright scary) characters he played, Alan was extremely kind, generous, self-deprecating and funny,” Radcliffe wrote on his Google Plus page. “And certain things obviously became even funnier when delivered in his unmistakable double-bass.”