Beloved Actor Alan Rickman Dies at 69

Beloved Actor Alan Rickman Dies at 69

Kaleena Madruga

The world was shocked this morning to hear the tragic news of well-known British actor Alan Rickman’s death at the age of 69.

Rickman was best known for his roles in the Harry Potter series, Die Hard, and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

Many of Rickman’s fellow actors and colleagues have taken to social media to share their condolences, including Harry Potter author JK Rowling, who wrote:

“There are no words to express how shocked and devastated I am…We have lost a great talent.”

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Rickman’s Harry Potter costar, Daniel Radcliffe, posted on Google Plus to voice his feelings on the tragic news as well.

“Working with him at such a formative age was incredibly important and I will carry the lessons he taught me for the rest of my life and career.”

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Alan Rickman was born in London and began his career in the theatre in the 1980’s. He received several Tony Award nominations, and won a Golden Globe in 1991.



His family announced the actor’s death this morning with a statement that read: “The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends.”

What an incredible talent!

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