Actor Alan Rickman who played Professor Snape in Harry Potter series dies at 69

14 January 2016 / 9 months 2 weeks ago

British actor Alan Rickman, best known for his role as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter series, died in London at the age of 69.

According to The Straits Times, The Guardian reported that Rickman had been ill with cancer, and that his family confirmed his death on Thursday (Jan 14).

The actor, known for his silky baritone voice and seductive ability to play villains, first shot to fame in 1988, starring as the evil Hans Gruber beside Bruce Willis in Die Hard. 

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