Kate Winslet remembers her dear friend Alan Rickman 11 months after his death.

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The recent deaths of Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher and George Martin are sparking memories of other industry icons that have passed this year. English actor Alan Rickman died at the start of 2016 after his battle with cancer ended in January.

His onscreen co-star Winslet penned a touching letter in his honour for Entertainment WeeklyThe two stars worked together across an entire decade, first co-starring in 1995’s “Sense and Sensibility” and again in 2015’s “A Little Chaos”. According to Winslet, Rickman was a genuine soul: “He was always a great big softy. If there was one word I could use to really describe Al, it would be kind. He was so kind.”

And he was generous too, rolling in the residuals from his time as Severus Snape: “At Al’s memorial, Juliet Stevenson told the story of how whenever Al would go out to supper and anyone else would try and pay, he would somehow have phoned ahead or slipped his credit card ahead of the meal so no one even got a look at the check,” she added. “He’d just say, ‘I’ve got two words for you: Harry Potter.’ And he became known for doing that.”

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Rickman passed away at 69-years-old on January 14.