For a lot of people he is none other than Professor Snape, essentually, he embodied that character and everyone loved him, no matter their opinion of the movies vs. the books. But not me, for me he is Colonel Brandon from Sense & Sensibility: the charming blonde who loved Marianne Dashwood and waited for her. His love was something that always inspired me and I thought he was a great addition to the cast of one of my favorite movies of all time.
I chose these characters because they are all so different and it just goes to show what a wonderful actor he was. And as sad as I am, and I really am, I am also very happy that he, at the age of 29 decided to become an actor and that we have all of these movies that we can at any time get from the shelf and pop it into the DVD player and he'll be here with us. It's a horrible loss, but we need to look at the good side of it, whatever small that may be.
We'll await the movies you still worked on with a lot of anticipation and promise that you'll never be forgotten, Professor, never.