Alan Rickman, Beloved Actor of Harry Potter and Die Hard, Passes Away

[DIGEST: The Guardian; BBC; Telegraph]

Beloved British actor of stage and screen, Alan Rickman, has passed away at age 69. Rickman’s family reports that the actor had been suffering from cancer.

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Rickman’s family released a statement this morning: “The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends.” Rickman was best known for his role as Severus Snape in the “Harry Potter” series. J.K. Rowling remembered the actor on Twitter:

[post_ads] Some of Rickman’s theatrical colleagues have also tweeted heart rending tributes to the actor. Stephen Fry, another British great, was among the first to pay homage to Rickman on Twitter.


Fans knew him best as the deeply morose Professor Snape, but Rickman played a myriad of complicated characters throughout his long, rich career as an actor. Many of his notable performances were as the villains we loved to loathe: he delighted audiences as the To read more, continue to the next page.

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