Since his death was announced, fans have taken to Twitter to share this quotation, which has been attributed to Rickman for years:
But Rickman didn't say this. It was actually written by a fan of the Harry Potter series on Tumblr in 2010.
But still, we'll forever remember him as the perfect Snape.
This quote was posted by a Tumblr user in 2010. An earlier version of this article misstated that it was written for a contest.
Ellie Bate is a celebrity reporter at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
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