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British actor Alan Rickman dies at 69

By Helena WilliamsMovies - 15 January 2016 4:00 AM | Updated 9:56 AM

British actor Alan Rickman dies at 69

British actor Alan Rickman died aged 69 on Thursday,

The star played several memorable Hollywood villains in a career spanning three decades,

From Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films, to Hans Gruber in 'Die Hard', and the Sheriff of Nottingham in 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves'.

His repertoire also includes more tender roles in films such as 'Sense and Sensibility' and 'Love Actually'.

He was also a star of the stage in London and New York.

In a statement his family said he had died after a battle with cancer.