Potterheads have created several makeshift memorials to Rickman over the past 24 hours, including one at Platform 9 3/4 at Kings Cross Station in London, the site where students boarded the Hogwarts Express in the books and films. Fans have left flowers (a lot of lilies, naturally), cards, handmade signs, and photographs, and even a couple green scarves to represent Slytherin House, which Snape headed in the series.
That love for Rickman has spread to the States as well, with several displays of support popping up at Harry Potter World at Universal Studios Orlando, too. On Thursday, a group of fans raised their wands there in memory of Rickman (and we imagine many more similar gatherings will occur there throughout the next few days and weeks). And one park employee left a simple and sweet tribute to the actor outside the Potions Classroom portion of the attraction: A single lily, in honor of Snape's everlasting love for Harry's mother, Lily Potter.
You are so much more than the characters you play, but this is the best tribute I can give. Rest in peace Alan Rickman, you will live in our hearts forever and always. #diversleygeek #hogwartsismyhome #lookatme #snape #severussnape #alanrickman #slytherin #slytherinhouse #slytherinheadmaster #hogwarts #ripalanrickman #hufflepuff #universalstudios #islandsofadventure #florida #thewizardingworldofharrypotter #harrypotter #raiseyourwands
Excuse us, we have something in our eyes. We miss you Alan. Always.
[h/t Mashable, Vulture]
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