I was shocked and sad when I learnt that David Bowie had passed away at just 69 years old, after a 18 month battle with cancer. Bowie will be remembered as a great singer, songwriter and actor, but perhaps even more importantly as being brave enough to say and show that it is cool to be different! I love his music and I also have very fond memories of him as the goblin king in Labyrinth (1986); my favourite film from my childhood.
Then only yesterday I was shocked and sad again when I heard that Alan Rickman had passed away at just 69 years old, after also suffering with cancer. Alan Rickman is perhaps most loved for his role as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films, he was also the suave and dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), however I think I will most cherish his charming performance as Colonel Brandon in Sense and Sensibility (1995).
All my love and condolences goes out to their families and friends at this sad time.
What will you most remember David Bowie and/or Alan Rickman for?