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Alan Rickman lost his battle with cancer

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Alan Rickman lost his battle with cancer

Alan Rickman lost his battle with cancer on January 14.

The British actor had a fabulous acting career that spanned five decades with memorable roles in movies such as 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves', 'Love, Actually' and as villain Hans Gruber in action classic 'Die Hard' - in which he starred opposite Bruce Willis and was a role he was offered two days after arriving in Los Angeles at the age of 41.

But to millions around the world he will forever be known for portraying Professor Severus Snape in the 'Harry Potter' films.