Today, the world learned that Alan Rickman (Die Hard, Harry Potter) passed away from cancer at the age of 69. Those that worked with the talented British actor have been paying their respects with heartfelt messages. The latest to do so is Kevin Smith, who directed Rickman in the 1999 film Dogma.
"One of my favorite people who ever lived has died. The legendary Alan Rickman played Metatron, the Voice of God, in my 4th film Dogma," Smith wrote on his official Facebook page. "Alan was the first non-friend who signed up to the flick, but he became a great friend in record time. In this pic, he holds the Ken doll his Dogma character's lack of genitalia was modeled after. I'll never forget his incredible dulcet tones guffawing at the rubber crotch makeup he was wearing: one of the greatest actors who ever lived, tickled by a cinematic lack of a dick. I loved Hans Gruber the minute I saw Die Hard but I fell in love with the soft-spoken gentle soul who brought Gruber to life. Thank you for lending a hack like me your artistry and your credibility, Alan. You were never Snape to me as much as you were the adult Harry Potter himself: a bonafide wizard who could conjure absolute magic using merely words. He was a HUGE cauldron of win, this man. I'll miss him forever. Rest in Peace, Voice of God. Back to Heaven, where you came from..."
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Alan Rickman's family and friends.