Remembering Alan Rickman: Watching Snape's Harry Potter Scenes in Chronological Order Will Break Your Heart
Prepare to feel even more feelings than you’re already feeling.
A 2014 YouTube compilation of Severus Snape’s most important scenes in Harry Potter – arranged chronologically – is breaking our hearts.
Snape, played by Alan Rickman, who has died at 69, his family confirmed Thursday, is one of literature’s most complicated and tragic anti-heroes. The 14-minute video, posted by user kcawesome13, digs deep beneath Snape’s surface and shows how he became the vaguely smug, often cruel man who is portrayed throughout most of the movies. The devastating edit also highlights his deep, lifelong love for Lily Potter … which is tragic in pretty much every way you could possibly imagine.
We can’t think of any better way to honor Rickman’s iconic performance – and his fantastic career.