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.
There are no words to express how shocked and devastated I am to hear of Alan Rickman’s death. He was a magnificent actor & a wonderful man.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 14, 2016
What desperately sad news about Alan Rickman. A man of such talent, wicked charm & stunning screen & stage presence. He’ll be sorely missed
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) January 14, 2016