Alan Rickman


Age: 69

British classically-trained stage and screen actor whose film roles included the psychopathic villain Hans Gruber who tormented Bruce Willis in Die Hard (1988), a deceased lover who consoles his bereaved partner in Truly Madly Deeply (1990), the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), and a wayward husband in the 2003 romantic comedy Love Actually, but who was known by millions from the Harry Potter film series, in which he played Hogwarts teacher Severus Snape who is either a nemesis or an ally (possibly both) to the teenage wizard.

Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer

Born: February 21, 1946

Died: January 14, 2016

London, England