The amazing Alan Rickman is dead. So sad to see cancer appears to everyone again.
Love him in a few movies like "Die Hard" from 1988 (one of my favourite movies ever with Bruce Willis), "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" 1991 and all 8 movies of "Harry Potter" as Professor Severus Snape.
You can check his story on his wikipedia page and on his imdb page.
Here it goes a little from his history from wikipedia.
Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (21 February 1946 – 14 January 2016) was an English actor and director, known for playing a variety of roles on stage and screen, often as a complex antagonist. Rickman trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, performing in modern and classical theatre productions. His first big television part came in 1982, but his big break was as the Vicomte de Valmont in the stage production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses in 1985, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. Rickman gained wider notice for his film performances as Hans Gruber in Die Hard and Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series.
Rickman's other film roles included the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, for which he received the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Jamie in Truly, Madly, Deeply, Colonel Brandon in Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility, the title character in Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny, which won him a Golden Globe, an Emmy and a Screen Actors Guild Award, Harry in Love Actually, P. L. O'Hara in An Awfully Big Adventure, Alexander Dane in Galaxy Quest and Judge Turpin in the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Rickman died of pancreatic cancer on 14 January 2016 at the age of 69. His final film role, is as the voice of Absolem in Alice Through the Looking Glass, which will be released in May 2016.
You can see the rest of his story in his wikipedia page: wikipedia
Illness and death
In August 2015, Rickman suffered a minor stroke, which led to the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. He concealed the fact that he was terminally ill from all but his closest confidants. On 14 January 2016, Rickman died in a London hospital, surrounded by friends and relatives. Soon after, his fans created a memorial underneath the "Platform 9¾" sign at London King's Cross railway station.
Tributes from Rickman's co-stars and contemporaries appeared on social media following the announcement; since his cancer was not publicly known, some—like Ralph Fiennes, who "cannot believe he is gone", and Jason Isaacs, who was "sidestepped by the awful news"—expressed their surprise. Harry Potter creator J. K. Rowling called Rickman "a magnificent actor and a wonderful man". Emma Watson wrote, "I feel so lucky to have worked and spent time with such a special man and actor. I'll really miss our conversations". Daniel Radcliffe appreciated his loyalty and support. "I'm pretty sure he came and saw everything I ever did on stage both in London and New York. He didn't have to do that". Evanna Lynch said it was scary to bump into Rickman in character as Snape, but "he was so kind and generous in the moments he wasn't Snaping about". Rupert Grint said, "even though he has gone I will always hear his voice".
Kate Winslet, who gave a tearful tribute at the London Film Critics' Circle Awards, remembered Rickman as warm and generous. "And that voice! Oh, that voice." Dame Helen Mirren said his voice "could suggest honey or a hidden stiletto blade." Emma Thompson remembered "the intransigence which made him the great artist he was—his ineffable and cynical wit, the clarity with which he saw most things, including me ... I learned a lot from him." Sir Ian McKellen wrote, "behind [Rickman's] mournful face, which was just as beautiful when wracked with mirth, there was a super-active spirit, questing and achieving, a super-hero, unassuming but deadly effective." Colin Firth told the Hollywood Reporter that Rickman had been an acting mentor of his. John McTiernan, director of Die Hard, observed that Rickman was the antithesis of the villainous roles he was most famous for on screen.
|1978||Romeo and Juliet||Tybalt||BBC Television Shakespeare|
|1980||Thérèse Raquin||Vidal||BBC serial|
|1980||Shelley||Clive||Episode No. 1.7|
|1982||Busted||Simon||BBC TV film|
|1982||Smiley's People||Mr Brownlow||Episode No. 1.2|
|1982||The Barchester Chronicles||The Revd Obadiah Slope||BBC serial|
|1985||Summer Season||Croop||BBC TV series|
|1985||Girls on Top||Dimitri / Voice of RADA||CIT TV series|
|1988||Die Hard||Hans Gruber|
|1989||Revolutionary Witness||Jacques Roux||BBC TV short|
|1989||The January Man||Ed, the painter|
|1989||Screenplay||Israel Yates||BBC TV series|
|1990||Quigley Down Under||Elliot Marston|
|1991||Truly, Madly, Deeply||Jamie|
|1991||Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves||Sheriff of Nottingham|
|1991||Close My Eyes||Sinclair Bryant|
|1991||Closet Land||The Interrogator|
|1992||Bob Roberts||Lukas Hart III|
|1993||Fallen Angels||Dwight Billings||TV series|
|1995||An Awfully Big Adventure||P.L. O'Hara|
|1995||Sense and Sensibility||Colonel Brandon|
|1996||Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny||Grigori Rasputin|
|1996||Michael Collins||Éamon de Valera|
|1996||Castle Ghosts of Ireland||Tyde||Documentary|
|1997||The Winter Guest||Man in street (uncredited)||Also director and co-writer|
|1998||Judas Kiss||Detective David Friedman|
|1998||Dark Harbor||David Weinberg|
|1999||Galaxy Quest||Alexander Dane/Dr Lazarus|
|2000||Help! I'm a Fish||Joe (voice)|
|2001||Blow Dry||Phil Allen|
|2001||Land of the Mammoth||Cro Magnon hunter||Documentary|
|2001||The Search for John Gissing||John Gissing|
|2001||Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone||Severus Snape||Also released as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone|
|2002||Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets||Severus Snape|
|2002||King of the Hill||King Philip (voice)||Episode: "Joust Like a Woman"|
|2004||Something the Lord Made||Dr Alfred Blalock|
|2004||Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban||Severus Snape|
|2005||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire||Severus Snape|
|2005||The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy||Marvin the Paranoid Android (voice)|
|2006||Perfume: The Story of a Murderer||Antoine Richis|
|2006||Snow Cake||Alex Hughes|
|2007||Nobel Son||Eli Michaelson|
|2007||Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix||Severus Snape|
|2007||Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street||Judge Turpin|
|2008||Bottle Shock||Steven Spurrier|
|2009||Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince||Severus Snape|
|2010||Alice in Wonderland||Absolem the Caterpillar (voice)|
|2010||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1||Severus Snape|
|2010||The Wildest Dream||Noel Odell (voice)||National Geographic documentary|
|2010||The Song of Lunch||He||BBC Drama Production|
|2011||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2||Severus Snape|
|2011||The Boy in the Bubble||Narrator||Animated short film|
|2011||Back at the Barnyard||General Alien||Episode: "Aliens"|
|2013||The Butler||Ronald Reagan|
|2013||A Promise||Karl Hoffmeister|
|2015||A Little Chaos||King Louis XIV||Also director and co-writer|
|2015||Eye in the Sky||Lieutenant General Frank Benson||Theatrical release: 8 April 2016|
|2016||Alice Through the Looking Glass||Absolem the Caterpillar (voice)||Theatrical release: 27 May 2016 (posthumous)|
Rickman in November 2011
|Born||Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman
21 February 1946
Acton, London, England, UK
|Died||14 January 2016 (aged 69)
London, England, UK
|Cause of death||Pancreatic cancer|
|Spouse(s)||Rima Horton (m. 2012; his death 2016)|