Harry Potter Actor, Alan Rickman, Dies Aged 69

14 January 2016, 13:05 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

Alan Rickman

By Alim Kheraj


Iconic and legendary actor Alan Rickman has died aged 69 in London after battling cancer. 

His death was confirmed by his family on Thursday (14 January). 

Rickman, whose career spanned over 30 years, was best known for his roles in Die Hard and, more recently, in Love Actually and as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter franchise, a role that garnered the actor a mass of new fans. 

Alan Rickman in Harry Potter

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Our thoughts are with his family at this time. 

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