Simpsons Honored Bowie, Alan Rickman ... 3 Years Ago
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2016 3:55 PM CST

(Newser) – It was inadvertent, notes Entertainment Weekly, but oddly prescient: a February 2013 episode of The Simpsons that honored Alan Rickman—and David Bowie. The Simpsons Twitter account on Thursday linked to a video clip from the episode, a spoof of Love Actually, which featured Rickman. The tweet refers to as "a (brief) tribute by Benedict Cumberbatch to the great Alan Rickman": Cumberbatch voices a cameo by Harry Potter's Professor Snape, played of course by Rickman; as Snape says "Love is more powerful than all my magic," David Bowie's "All the Young Dudes" plays.