Rima Horton was an English academic and politician who was the wife of Alan Rickman. She was the Labour Party councillor on the Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council from 1986 until 2006. She was twice an Labour candidate for the parliament, however, she lost both times. Horton is a native of London, Horton is a University of Southampton graduate. She spent the majority of her adulthood as an economics lecturer in senior positions in Kingston University. Horton attracted attention from the media due to her friendship and actress Alan Rickman. They were together since they were teenagers. They began living together in 1977, and it was in 2012 that they made their vows to each other. Rickman passed away in the year 2016 and ended their marriage of 51 years.
Childhood & Early Life
Rima Horton was born the 31st of January, 1947 at Bayswater, London to Elice Irene (nee Frame, 1906-1984) and Wilfred Stewart Horton (1905-2003). Her father was an London native, much like her. Her mother however was from Wales. Horton, along with her older siblings and one younger sibling were raised in a middle-class family. As a young girl, Horton demonstrated special affinity to education. She was a student at school for girls that was all females at St. Vincent de Paul primary school. After graduation in high school, she enrolled in Chelsea College of Arts, where she came across Rickman at first. After that, she was enrolled at Southampton University. University of Southampton and earned her bachelor’s degree in economics.
Then, in May of 2006 Horton required to resign her post after having served as a councillor for twenty years in the role of “part of the national shift”. Horton twice tried to be elected to Parliament as an Labour candidate, but was defeated each time to Tory opposition. Between 2002 and 2005 she was a member of the directors’ board of a child’s charity called The Making Place. In the past she was as a trustee on the Board of Trustees for The Gate Theatre situated in Notting Hill, too.
In her academic career, Horton has authored several research papers and articles. In her 1994 essay “Inequality,” published in”The Elgar Companion for Radical Political Economy’ Horton raised three issues about whether individuals can be said to be “naturally equal in essence” as well as whether or not the redistribution of wealth can be justified and, in the event that it is, what does it count as “fair”? She also speculated that health and death rates of advanced nations are influenced by an income distribution.
Relationships with Alan Rickman
Horton and Rickman began their relationship in 1977. The year 2015 saw Rickman confirmed to media outlets that stories of his and Horton’s wedding actually real. The couple had been married at a private wedding marriage ceremony held that took place in New York City in 2012. The couple didn’t have any children. Rickman has been diagnosed as having pancreatic cancer in the month of August 2015, and died in January 14th, 2016 in London. He was 69 at the date of his death. The funeral took place on the 3rd of February, and his cremated remains were subsequently accepted by Horton.