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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Alan Rickman, best known for his role as Snape in the Harry Potter movies and Hans Gruber in Die Hard, passed away.

Rickman’s death from cancer, comes right at the heels of David Bowie’s death earlier this week. Both stars were 69 years old.

The family released a statement saying, “The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends.”

Although he became well known from playing villians, many of Rickman’s costars say he was one of the nicest people they have ever known.

Harry Potter star James Phelps said, “One of the nicest actors I’ve ever met. Thoughts and prayers with his family at this time.”

What was your favorite Alan Rickman movie? 

H/T: BBC

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