Alan Rickman Dies at 69


Alan Rickman, the British film and theater actor known for his roles in movies such as Harry Potter and Die Hard, has died at age 69.

The Guardian reported that he had been suffering from cancer. Rickman’s family confirmed the news and said he died in London “surrounded by family and friends.”

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling reacted to news of Rickman’s death on social media:

Actor Daniel Radcliffe, who played the lead role in the Harry Potter film series, also posted the following tribute: