I doubt it will be different to any other year. Death is terminal for all of us, and relentless, year in, year out.
I liked Alan Rickman and his style of acting. Acting methods change with the generations, just like singing voices. These days the broken warble is all the singing rage, especially in adverts. Acting wise, Rickman was a great example of the 80s realism school mixed with a touch of camp. Will be missed.