The British actor, best known for his role as Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films has passed away at 69.
According to his family representative, Rickman died from cancer.
Other notable performances were Hans Gruber in Die Hard as well as roles in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Love Actually & Sweeney Todd. Rickman was also well versed in the theatre world in London.
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