Beloved Harry Potter Actor Alan Rickman Dead at 69

Posted on March 30, 2016 by

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Beloved Harry Potter star Alan Rickman died of pancreatic cancer on 15 January 2016. He was surrounded by family and friends.

Rickman was famous for his role as Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movies, as well as his role in Die Hard as Hans Gruber, although his career began at Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company. Rickman was 69 when he passed.

For his work, he received sixteen acting awards, including an Emmy and a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Award). Rickman notably played villains during his career, and is widely known for his execution of these roles.

He completed several films before his death, including Eye in the Sky and Tim Burton’s Alice Through The Looking Glass. Tributes have been paid to the actor from around the world.

The impact he had on the world was clear, as many flocked to social media to pay their respects.

“He was more than an actor; he was an inspiration,” actress Juliet Stevenson said.

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