'Harry Potter' and 'Die Hard' star Alan Rickman dies at 69
Alan Rickman arrives on the red carpet for the film 'A Little Chaos' at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Saturday Sept. 13, 2014. (Frank Gunn / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, January 14, 2016 7:14AM CST
Last Updated Thursday, January 14, 2016 7:18AM CST
LONDON - 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.
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.
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