Alan Rickman Birthday: Harry Potter Fans Mournfully Unite

Alan Rickman, the actor who plays Snape in the "Harry Potter" movie series is celebrating his 66th Birthday. Although the news appeared good to some, Harry Potter fans became remorseful over the mention of the actor's name, which has served as a reminder that Harry Potter is no more.

Harry Potter fans have had to face the reality that Harry Potter is no more for some time now. Unable to celebrate the release of yet another new book or line up for some five or six hours to watch the newest film, fans have instead been left to find more unconventional ways to remember a lost piece of their childhoods.

Today fans have come together in celebration of Severus Snape. Actually, it is Alan Rickman's birthday, who so happens to play Snape in Harry Potter, but fans have decided to mostly overlook that fact.

"Sure, we can turn on the television and watch our favorite films of the series and go through a 23rd read of each book but it's never been the same since the final installment hit theaters," gosipology posted. They then continued to supply fans with some apparently much needed pictures of Harry Potter movie scenes. has gone as far as to pay a tribute to Severus Snape, with a 13-page slide depicting the ominous professor in various different scenes.

One picture, which was posted on both sites, received a negative review from some fans.

"When I'm 80 years old and sitting in my rocking chair, I'll be reading Harry Potter. And my family will say to me 'After all of this time?' and I will say 'Always,'" Rickman allegedly said, according to the fan.

"It was so good up until the end. He never said that quote from the last picture in any article or interview or anything public. Please don't spread it around any more [sic] than it already has been!" Leah wrote on the Crushable comment blog, refuting the bogus quote.

"It does seem too good to be true that he said something so eloquent," Jenni Maier added.