I don’t usually write blogs on Thursday, but I am sitting here waiting for my next appointment, and I just heard the news that Alan Rickman has passed away. For those of you who aren’t aware of him, Alan Rickman was one of the greatest British actors in film and theatre. And to me, he will always be Severus Snape. And now he is gone. Because of cancer. At the age of 69, just like David Bowie. Just days apart. Two legends.
Slowly we are losing all the legends. All of those who have impacted the world in one way or another. All of those who filled our hearts with music or made us laugh and cry with the characters they played in films. Legends like that aren’t born or made anymore. And I think the reason why suddenly everybody is a Bowie fan or why suddenly everybody loved Alan Rickman, is because it is not untilthey are gone that we’ve realised what we’ve lost.
And I guess I could write a thousand words about the incredible losses. I guess I could write about their careers but too many sites do that already. I guess the only thing I can write is that I am truly shocked and saddened that we have to live without their talent.
Thank you Bowie for inspiring the people I admire. Thank you for showing that being different is not a bad thing but it is a thing to be celebrated.
And thank you Alan Rickman for being such a vital part of the world I grew up with. It wouldn’t have been the same without you.