This is from the June issue of the British magazine Empire. It is Alan Rickman’s (Snape) goodbye letter to the Harry Potter franchise.
No one could have brought Snape to life as well as Alan Rickman. He conveyed more emotion in one look that most actors could with pages of dialogue. The story needs a great storyteller yes, but he helped to bring the story to so many more children and adults who would never have read it otherwise.
We hated you and loved you, Professor. But most of all...we will miss you.