Alan Rickman, 69, passes away

Daniel Wren

The man who stole our hearts as the Sheriff of Nottingham, Severus Snape and Dr. Lazarus, Alan Rickman, has died aged 69 of cancer.

Last week the world also said goodbye to David Bowie, who too died from cancer aged 69.

A statement from his family said, ‘The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends.’

Celebrity tributes have begun to pour in, including this from Fred Weasley actor James Phelps:

Stephen Fry, who narrated the Harry Potter books, tweeted:

Though Alan Rickman was famous particularly for playing villains, his ranged included comedic and heroic roles too.

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