Alan Rickman passed away this past week. I loved his work as an actor. His craft included shakespeare, 'Victorian' England, classic drama, Diehard's villian, two scifi flicks (Galaxy Quest and Dogma), and lastly as Snape at Hogwarts. By Grapnor's hammer, break a leg in the world to come.
EDIT: I'm sot supporting his politics - merely that I enjoyed his acting roles.