In a move more befitting Albus Dumbledore than the guy who killed him, Empire magazine recently published Alan Rickman's heartfelt goodbye letter to J.K. Rowling and the family of actors who knew him best as Severus Snape.

With the release of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II' less than two months away, it looks like everyone's prepping themselves for the final showdown and the end of an era. Hard to believe that it's been 10 whole years since the release of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,' and we can only imagine the kind of bonds that must have formed between everyone involved.

Hit the jump to read Rickman's swan song.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Movie Poster
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
PG2001
Based on 36 critics

Adaptation of the first of J.K. Rowling's popular children's novels about Harry Potter, a boy who learns... Read More

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Movie Poster
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
PG-132011
Based on 41 critics

A clash between good and evil awaits as young Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione... Read More