Alan Rickman has died at the age of 69, the UK’s Guardian reports.  Rickman, beloved by Harry Potter fans around the world for his portrayal of Professor Severus Snape, had been suffering from cancer.

Rickman rose to global notoriety after playing Hans Gruber, the villain who faces-off against Bruce Willis in 1988’s Die Hard, setting up decades of memorable film performances — Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Truly, Madly, Deeply, Michael Collins, Galaxy Quest, and Love Actually, and dozens more.

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Rickman’s most recent film role of prominence came in Lee Daniels’ The Butler in which he played American President Ronald Reagan.

His final role, a voice acting performance as Absolem the Caterpillar in Alice Through the Looking Glass, can be heard when that film opens in May.

Relive some of Rickman’s best cinematic moments in our 5 Alan Rickman Movie Moments That Make Us Smile.

 

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