In just a week, we lost another legend in British film and theatre actor Alan Rickman. Rickman was famous for his portrayals of characters in films that include Harry Potter, Die Hard, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Love Actually and more. The sad news was reported by Dailymail.co.uk.
The much-loved actor had been suffering from cancer according to the report. Actress Emma Thompson described Rickman in a quote as “the ultimate ally” and “the finest of actors and directors”. Thompson has appeared with Rickman in a couple of productions.
The announcement came from Rickman’s family saying “The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends.”
Watch some of Rickman’s most memorable performances via The Guardian’s video.