One of Britain’s favourite actors Alan Rickman has died at the age of 69.
According to the Guardian, the veteran actor died on Thursday after a battle with cancer at the age of 69.
He recently won a fresh legion of fans as the rather camp Professor Snape in the Harry Potter franchise of films and as the equally camp Hans Gruber in Die Hard With A Vengence in 1995.
In 1998 Rickham played a gay part in Dark Harbor.
He met his wife Rima Horton, an economics lecturer in 1965 and married in 2012.
Alan Rickman’s agent confirmed his death today, and that he was surrounded by friends and family.