Alan Rickman, Professor Severus Snape of Harry Potter dies of cancer

Alan Rickman, whose career ranged from Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company to the 'Harry Potter' films, has died. He was 69.

By: AP | Updated: January 14, 2016 10:32 pm
Alan Rickman Death, Severus Snape, Alan Rickman Dies, Severus Snape Death, harry Potter Severus Snape, Harry Potter Alan Rickman, Professor Severus Snape, Alan Rickman News Veteran British actor Alan Rickman, who played the role of Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films among many others, has died aged 69, his agent said on Thursday. (Source: Still)

British actor Alan Rickman, whose career ranged from Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company to the “Harry Potter” films, has died. He was 69.

Rickman’s family said Thursday that the actor had died after a battle with cancer.

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His breakout role was as the scheming Vicomte de Valmont in an acclaimed 1985 RSC production of ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses.’

Film roles included ‘Truly, Madly, Deeply,’ ‘Love Actually’ and the Potter films, in which he played the ambiguous Dark Arts teacher Severus Snape.