'Harry Potter' star Alan Rickman dies at 69

Published: January 14, 2016
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He played the role of Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series. PHOTO: THEAPRICITY.COM

He played the role of Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series. PHOTO: THEAPRICITY.COM

British actor Alan Rickman has died at the age of 69 after suffering from cancer, his family said on Thursday.

Alan, who won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA, was well-known for his portrayal of villains during his film career.

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His portrayal of the character of Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series is perhaps his most popular performance, but the talented actor has been in the industry since the last 30 years.

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He was seen in Die HardRobin Hood: Prince of ThievesSense and SensibilitySweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny (for which he won several awards), and was also a leading stage actor.

Fans were devastated at the tragic news, sharing their grief and shock on social media:

https://twitter.com/samm_share/status/687621644186193921

Reader Comments (5)

  • Jan 14, 2016 - 9:48PM

    Saddening news, a real legend he was in acting and a great man.Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Jan 14, 2016 - 11:58PM

    I remember the first movie I saw of his was Robin Hood in the 90s. He acted better than Kevin Costner.Recommend

  • W
    Jan 15, 2016 - 12:40AM

    A fantastic actor. He was a class apart. Played the role of Severus Snape so beautifully.Recommend

  • Gandalf
    Jan 15, 2016 - 7:39AM

    Will miss you my friend.Recommend

  • Jan 15, 2016 - 10:49AM

    Hans Gruber!Recommend

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