Alan Rickman, AKA Professor Snape From Harry Potter Films, Dies At 69

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Alan Rickman dies at 69

Actor Alan Rickman, who is known for his role in Harry Potter films, Die Hard and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves has died at the age of 68 on Thursday after suffering from cancer.

Everyone has come to love him and his character, Professor Snape, in the beloved Harry Potter film series.

According to BBC, JK Rowling has described him as a "magnificent actor and a wonderful man."

Emma Thompson, who appeared with Rickman in movies such as Love, Actually, said that he was "the finest of actors and directors."

She wrote in a statement: "Alan was my friend and so this is hard to write because I have just kissed him goodbye.

"What I remember most in this moment of painful leave-taking is his humour, intelligence, wisdom and kindness.

"His capacity to fell you with a look or lift you with a word. The intransigence which made him the great artist he was - his ineffable and cynical wit, the clarity with which he saw most things, including me, and the fact that he never spared me the view. I learned a lot from him."

She also said: "He was, above all things, a rare and unique human being and we shall not see his like again."

Source: BBC