Yesterday saw the news that Alan Rickman has passed away at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. Sounds familiar doesn't it?
Rickman played one of the best bad guys in a movie.
Hans Gruber was the antagonist to Bruce Willis' John McClane in the first Die Hard movie - still one of the best action films of all time.
You know.. I might just go and watch that film as soon as I finish writing this. Either that or it'll feature in this year's Diet of Christmas Films. Yes, it's a Christmas movie!
It wasn't just Die Hard that Rickman starred in. He played some great roles, but - to me - I found Gruber to be the role that I identified his name with the most.