Actor Alan Rickman Died At 69 After Battle With Cancer

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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 NameYear
Romeo and Juliet1978
Therese Raquin1980
Smiley’s People1982
The Barchester Chronicles1982
Summer Season1985
Girls On Top1985
Die Hard1988
Revolutionary Witness1989
The January Man1989
Quigley Down Under1990
Truly, Madly, Deeply1991
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves1991
Close My Eyes1991
Closet Land1991
Bob Roberts1992
Fallen Angels1993
Die Hard With a Vengeance1995
An Awfully Big Adventure1995
Sense and Sensibility1995
Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny1996
Michael Collins1996
Castle Ghosts of Ireland1996
The Winter Guest1997
Judas Kiss1998
Dark Harbor1998
Galaxy Quest1999
Help! I’m a Fish2000
Blow Dry2001
Land of the Mammoth2001
The Search for John Gissing2001
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone2001
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets2002
King of the Hill2002
Love Actually2003
Something the Lord Made2004
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban2004
Harry potter and the Goblet to the Galaxy2005
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer2006
Snow Cake2006
Nobel Son2007
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix2007
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street2007
Bottle Shock2008
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince2009
Alice in Wonderland2010
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 12010
The Wildest Dream2010
The Song of Lunch2010
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 22011
The Boy in the Bubble2011
Back at the Barnyard2011
The Butler2013
A Promise2013
A Little Chaos2015
Eye in the Sky2015
Alice Through the Looking Glass2016

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!


  1. Good evening mohit….
    how r u?….
    आज शाम मे मोबाइल पर ntr jr के मुवीज लिस्ट search करते हुवे आपका blog पढने को मिला ,बहुत अच्छा लगा,आपने english मै लिखा है पर मै इसे पढलेता हू और समझ भाइ लेता हू but बोल नही पाता इसलिये मै हिदी मै बता रहा हू …alen rickman के बारे मै जानकर सचमुच बहुत अफ़सोस हुआ …हमारे ग्रेट प्रोफेसर snape जिन्होने अपने रोल मै जान डाल दी थी….alen आप जहा कहि भी हो …आप मेरे दिल मै हमेशा प्रोफ़ेसर snape और उसके बलिदान की याद के रुप मे जिन्दा रहेंगे ….

    • Thanks prithvi for your feedback. Your Hindi was wonderful and soon you will learn English too. I hope your english will be better than anyone. Dont hesitate, just speak english and be confidence. Also Sir Alan Rickman was the wonderful actor i have ever seen in Hollywood indutry.Rest in peace Alan Rickman. May God keep his soul safe in the heaven.
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