Actor Alan Rickman dies at 69

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Actor Alan Rickman, known widely for his role as Professor Snape in Harry Potter, Hans Gruber in Die Hard, and the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, has died at the age of 69.

The London native was suffering from cancer and succumbed to the illness, his family said in a statement.

Rickman starred in dozens of films, TV shows, and theatre productions, and was nominated for and won many awards, including a BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, Emmy Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award.

James Phelps’ reaction (who played Fred Weasley in the Potter series):

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