Actor Alan Rickman Died At 69 After Battle With Cancer

Who was Alan Rickman? Alan Rickman aka Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman was born on 21 February 1946 and died on 14 January 2016. He was a brilliant English actor and director. He was basically known for his different types of roles on stage and screen often as an antagonist. He was basically a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company performing in both modern and classical theatre productions. He spent a decade portraying Severus Snape in J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series.

Alan Rickman, Gaint of British Stage and Screen, Dies at 69

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Such a sad day it is… that today we lose an extremely talented and wonderfully delightful person like Alan Rickman! His family confirmed the news on Thursday, the well-loved actor had been suffering from cancer. He was well known for his performances as Hans Gruber in Die Hard and Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series. He was also praised for his roles in Robin Hood. He found great commercial success in big budget films playing a “heavy” but it was his work in independent roles which offered him the chance to create memorable characters. Alan was a master at portraying complex antagonists. His voice was marvelous and compelling. His performances were riveting.

As in the Potter books, Snape was always the real if conflicted hero. Flawed, but enduring sacrifices that everyone, including the reader or viewer, was unaware of until all the pieces came together at the end.

And in Galaxy Quest, he could make you laugh while showing you that a life may have more impact than you ever realized.

Galaxy Quest may have been the least of all his works. But I still remember the story of a toddler rushed to a hospital near death, with little hope. The members of the surgical team were all GQ fans. To keep themselves going kept reciting “Never give up, never surrender”. The toddler lived.

Two Musicians and an Actor

It’s two musicians and an actor who all die around the same time. Cancer has now taken Lemmy Kilmister, David Bowie, and now Alan Rickman in less than a month.

  •  Lemmy Kilmister 70
  •  David Bowie 69
  • Alan Rickman 69

Alan Rickman was a:

  • He was a compelling talent.
  • She shaped and inspired all of us through his work over the years.
  • He was heavily involved with charity work.
  • He inspired generations of professional actors.
  • He was the godfather of  fellow actor Tom Bruke.
  • He was the perfect Severus Snape and was a villain in many other films.

Alan Rickman’s Filmography:

Movie Name Year
Romeo and Juliet 1978
Therese Raquin 1980
Shelley 1980
Busted 1982
Smiley’s People 1982
The Barchester Chronicles 1982
Summer Season 1985
Girls On Top 1985
Die Hard 1988
Revolutionary Witness 1989
The January Man 1989
Screenplay 1989
Quigley Down Under 1990
Truly, Madly, Deeply 1991
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 1991
Close My Eyes 1991
Closet Land 1991
Bob Roberts 1992
Fallen Angels 1993
Mesmer 1994
Die Hard With a Vengeance 1995
An Awfully Big Adventure 1995
Sense and Sensibility 1995
Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny 1996
Michael Collins 1996
Castle Ghosts of Ireland 1996
The Winter Guest 1997
Judas Kiss 1998
Dark Harbor 1998
Dogma 1999
Galaxy Quest 1999
Help! I’m a Fish 2000
Play 2001
Blow Dry 2001
Land of the Mammoth 2001
The Search for John Gissing 2001
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 2001
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002
King of the Hill 2002
Love Actually 2003
Something the Lord Made 2004
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004
Harry potter and the Goblet to the Galaxy 2005
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer 2006
Snow Cake 2006
Nobel Son 2007
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 2007
Bottle Shock 2008
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009
Alice in Wonderland 2010
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 1 2010
The Wildest Dream 2010
The Song of Lunch 2010
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2 2011
The Boy in the Bubble 2011
Back at the Barnyard 2011
Gambit 2012
The Butler 2013
A Promise 2013
CBGB 2013
Dust 2013
A Little Chaos 2015
Eye in the Sky 2015
Alice Through the Looking Glass 2016

R.I.P Alan Rickman- You will forever be in our Heart

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Comedy, drama, action, musical, thriller – there was no genre Rickman couldn’t handle.What a great talent we’ve lost. He was always said to be a kind, loving and caring man. Alan Rickman’s death is a blow to us all. To the screen world as well as the stage but more importantly, his loss will be felt within our very souls. My heart goes out to his family and friends and loved ones. Age 69 is much too young to pass! All his die-hard fans around the world must be so brokenhearted. I loved all his movies! But he was known for so much more even still. His fight against cancer must have taken its toll on him as it does so many… many others!

Rest in peace Alan Rickman. May God keep his soul safe in the heaven. Condolences to his wife Rima Horton. Thank you for being the hero that Hogwarts deserved, and will always need. You will be remembered for centuries. Never forgotten. Rejoice and know he still lives in your heart!

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