I am reading all the praises and generous plaudits that are being lavished on this outstanding individual, all thoroughly deserved, and wondering why was #Rickman never knighted.

Well it turns out that he was offered a CBE but politely turned it down. As did David Bowie. Honours Refuseniks!

Perhaps it’s time the English reviewed their honours system and adopted a more universally accepted regime. Or would the Refuseniks still decline such recognition?

Alan you have only increased in my estimation.

RIP Hans Gruber 😦