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Alan Rickman, star of Harry Potter and Die Hard, dies at 69

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Beloved actor Alan Rickman has died at the age of 69.

Representatives of the actor confirmed the news to The Hollywood Reporter Tuesday morning. According to The Guardian, Rickman was surrounded by friends and family when he passed and had been suffering from cancer.

The actor, who most will remember from his role as Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films was also an acclaimed thespian in the world of theater, taking on a variety of roles in London's prestigious West End.