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    Alan Rickman, one of the best-loved and most warmly admired British actors of the past 30 years, has died in London aged 69. His death was confirmed on Thursday by his family. Rickman had been suffering from cancer.

    A star whose arch features and languid diction were recognisable across the generations, Rickman found a fresh legion of fans with his role as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films. But the actor had been a big-screen staple since first shooting to global acclaim in 1988, when he starred as Hans Gruber, Bruce Willis’s sardonic, dastardly adversary in Die Hard – a part he was offered two days after arriving in Los Angeles, aged 41.

    Gruber was the first of three memorable baddies played by Rickman: he was an outrageous sheriff of Nottingham in 1991’s Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, as well as a terrifying Rasputin in an acclaimed 1995 HBO film.

    But Rickman was also a singular leading man: in 1991, he starred as a cellist opposite Juliet Stevenson in Anthony Minghella’s affecting supernatural romanceTruly, Madly, Deeply; four years later he was the honourable and modest Col Brandon in Sense and Sensibility, starring and scripted by Emma Thompson. He was to reunite with Thompson many times: they played husband and wife in 2003’s Love, Actually and former lovers in 2010 BBC drama The Song of Lunch.

    Alan Rickman, giant of British film and theatre, dies at 69 | Film | The Guardian

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    I guess now we know why he married his partner after so many years of being together. How sad, he was a fantastic actor.
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    Two legends dead within days, 2016 is off to a sinister start. I'm really sad about Rickman especially, he'll be much missed. (actually got tears in my eyes writing this.)
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    Another morning I wake up and am shocked beyond belief. What great actor and what a voice. RIP.
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    I don't know what death shocked me more, but I think it's Alan Rickman's. I feel terrible!
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    No. Just no.
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    What a shitty start to the year. RIP.
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    Wow. How sad.

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    Another one RIP

    He was a great actor. Horrible news.

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    So sad. R.I.P.

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    I'm not liking 2016.
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    no way. horrible news, indeed. RIP.
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    This one hits very hard. He was such a legend and icon in my circle that there's a sense of intimacy there. It makes the loss feel personal.

    I hope his loved ones can find peace, comfort, and healing. He will be missed. He will be remembered.
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    Fucking cancer. Such a huge loss. My love and prayers to his family. So very sad. Truly a wonderful actor. His voice...
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    This is fucked up. That voice gone forever. RIP.
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