Alan Rickman, Harry Potter Actor, Dies At Age 69

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British actor Alan Rickman has passed away, at age 69, after suffering from cancer.

The Guardian reports that Rickman's death was confirmed by his family.

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Rickman's breakout performance was his 1985 role as the Vicomte de Valmont in the play Les Liaisons Dangerouses, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. He's well known for his performances as Hans Gruber in Die Hard and Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films.

Rickman has won a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, an Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

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