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Actor Alan Rickman Dies At 69

The Golden Globe winner was suffering from cancer.

By Ben Lawson | January 14, 2016

Beloved British actor Alan Rickman is dead at the age of 69. 

His agent confirmed the news to BBC Thursday. He had reportedly been suffering from cancer. (Video via The Telegraph)

He first became a household name after playing terrorist Hans Gruber in "Die Hard." (Video via 20th Century Fox / "Die Hard")

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But younger generations know him for his role as Professor Snape in the "Harry Potter" movies. (Video via Warner Bros. / "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2")

Rickman acted in two movies coming out this year: "Eye in the Sky," a drama about drone warfare, and "Alice Through the Looking Glass," an "Alice in Wonderland" sequel. 

This video includes an image from Getty Images.

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