Honoring Alan Rickman on his 36th Anniversary
Google Doodle recently marked the 36th anniversary of Alan Rickman’s debut role, which many consider the beginning of his career, with netizens remembering and paying their respects once again. Alan Rickman was an English actor and director who left an indelible mark upon many people before his untimely passing in 2016. Here we explore what caused his untimely demise as well as his age at time of passing.
Alan Rickman’s Progression Since His Debut
Google Doodle honors Alan Rickman’s 36th anniversary by honoring his debut performance on April 30, 1987 – 36 years since making his Broadway debut in a production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses as Vicomte de Valmont, which many credit as being instrumental in his career development. As Professor Snape in Harry Potter, Rickman became internationally acclaimed.
Alan Rickman Died of Natural Causes
Reports revealed that Rickman had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and kept it private, only confiding with close confidants about it. On January 14, 2016, at age 69, the beloved actor passed away in London at his residence and his ashes were later cremated at West London Crematorium located at Kensal Green on February 3rd 2016.
Alan Rickman was known for not only his extraordinary acting ability but also for his charming personality and endearing friendships. Emma Thompson was particularly fond of him; they worked on multiple films together such as Harry Potter, Love Actually and Sense and Sensibility together.
Thompson expressed her sadness over Alan’s death but found solace in reading through his diaries; in one interview she stated ‘I’m still heartbroken that Alan is gone but these diaries bring back so much of what I remember of him’ Many fans also took to Twitter in sharing memories and sharing love for their favorite actor.
Google Doodle Honors Alan Rickman
Google Doodle joined in celebrating Alan Rickman’s 36th anniversary by honoring him on their homepage. Fans and netizens alike showed their admiration and gratitude towards this late actor, recalling their favorite films or moments with him. Although Rickman passed away, his presence can still be felt today through film and life itself.