BREAKING: Actor Alan Rickman dies aged 69

English actor Alan Rickman during day two of the Glorious Goodwood Festival, Chichester.
Picture: English actor Alan Rickman during day two of the Glorious Goodwood Festival, Chichester./John Walton/PA Wire/Press Association Images.

British actor Alan Rickman has died at the age of 69.

The actor was most known for his role as Professor Snape in Harry Potter.

He also featured in Die Hard, Love Actually, Sweeney Todd, Truly Madly Deeply and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

Alan Rickman’s family has confirmed his death.

Announcing his death earlier today, a family statement said: “The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends.”

The statement also said that the star had been suffering from cancer.

Many British celebrities, including Stephen Fry and JK Rowling, have expressed their sadness for his loss.

 

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