Oh, dammit... He will be truly missed, a fine and versatile actor in many a great role from his fun turn as washed up Shakespearean actor Alexander Dane in Galaxy Quest to the iconic and surprisingly three-dimensional adversary Hans Gruber in Die Hard. I hope 2016 isn't setting a precedent with him and Bowie...
"Courage isn't a matter of not being frightened you know; It's being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway."
First Bowie, now Rickman Both very talented, very versatile artists in their respective fields, taken far too soon, though their legacy will live on in the fine bodies of music and films they have left behind.
RIP Mr Rickman and Mr Bowie, and my sincere thanks for the many hours of entertainment you had given me.