The famous British actor Alan Rickman has died at the age of 69 after a tediously long, secret battle with cancer, his family confirmed today. The star, popular for his character role as ‘Snape ‘in the Harry Potter movies, kept his struggle with the disease quite a secret before the death.

The much- loved actor Alan Rickman did not win an Oscar but did a win Golden Globe and BAFTA; he was also quite known for portraying villains during the career.

He gained major recognition due to his character portrayal of Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter Series; however the veteran actor has been a part of British film industry and theatre for the past 30 years.

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Some of his other famous work includes, the Robin Hood, Die Hard, Sense and Sensibility, Sweeny Todd, Prince of Thieves, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny.

Social media went abuzz with the news as fans were devastated by the tragic death of the star, sharing their grief with statuses and tweets.

He once said; “Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theatre, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world.”




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