The 88th Academy Awards paid tribute to late stars like actors Saeed Jaffrey and Omar Sharif, and music legend David Bowie. A montage played out as Foo Fighters' frontman Dave Grohl took to the stage to perform a soulful tribute. He sang The Beatles' hit song Blackbird
Saeed Jaffrey's most notable international performances are in The Man Who Would Be King, Death on the Nile, Sphinx and A Passage to India. The actor was paid tribute in the obituary section alongside Alan Rickman, Maureen O'Hara, Omar Sharif, David Bowie, Ron Moody, Frank Finlay and Christopher Lee
"I told Alan what lies behind the word 'Always'." J K Rowling was alluding to a scene in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows where Professor Dumbledore asks Snape if he has "grown to care for the boy (Harry Potter), after all" and Snape then shows him his Patronus, which is a doe, a reflection of Lily Evans Potter
The video, which will feature in an upcoming episode of the show, parodies two of Mr Rickman's best known films - Love, Actually and the Harry Potter franchise. It shows Homer, Bart and friends watching 'Love, Indubitably' on TV. It appears to be a finale scene
Professor Snape may have scared the bejesus out of most of his Hogwarts pupils but between takes, he couldn't have been kinder. As fans raised their wands to honour Alan Rickman, his colleagues from the franchise paid tribute to their late co-star. Here are tributes from those who took Potions lessons from the Half-Blood Prince
"As an actor he was one of the first of the adults on Potter to treat me like a peer rather than a child. Working with him at such a formative age was incredibly important and I will carry the lessons he taught me for the rest of my life and career," Daniel Radcliffe wrote in a tribute to Alan Rickman on social media
In contrast to Alan Rickman's often sneering and supercilious screen persona, fellow actors lamented the death of a warm, witty and generous friend. Actor Ian McKellan said Mr Rickman and Rima Horton were always top of his "dream-list dinner guests". "Alan would by turns be hilarious and indignant and gossipy and generous"
Mr Rickman leaves behind him a legendary body of work spanning screen, TV and stage. His earliest successes came with theatre roles in productions of The Seagull and Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Hollywood stardom followed soon after, with breakthrough roles as terrorist Hans Gruber in 1988 hit Die Hard
The iconic American superhero is a Brit now. Behind Spider-Man's mask, at the wheel of the Batmobile and now under Superman's cape, a British heart beats - against impressive pectorals.