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Actor Alan Rickman dies aged 69 – BBC News

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Image caption Alan Rickman was nominated for four Bafta Awards during his career

Actor Alan Rickman, known for films including Harry Potter, Die Hard, Truly Madly Deeply and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, has died at the age of 69.

The star was suffering from cancer, his family said.

He became one of Britain’s best-loved acting stars thanks to roles including Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films and Hans Gruber in Die Hard.

He also won a Bafta for playing the Sheriff of Nottingham in 1991’s Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

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.”

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Image caption Alan Rickman was Professor Snape in the Harry Potter franchise

Other film credits included 1995’s Sense and Sensibility and Michael Collins the following year, both of which earned him Bafta nominations.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35313604

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