Alan Rickman, Actor Known for ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Die Hard,’ Dies at 69

January 14, 2016 1:52 PM

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Alan Rickman, Actor Known for ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Die Hard,’ Dies at 69

Alan Rickman, the British stage and screen actor whose distinct voice and features were the basis for formidable characters, died on Thursday morning. He was 69.

A spokesman for the London-based Independent Talent Group confirmed his death. A family statement published by the BBC said that the cause of death was cancer. “He was surrounded by family and friends,” the statement said.

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