Alan Rickman, famed British actor has passed away from cancer at the age of 69. Rickman is best known for his roles in 'Die Hard', the 'Harry Potter' series, 'Galaxy Quest' and 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves' among countless other works. He had a talent that not many others have possessed bring plenty of laughs to audiences while also portraying villains that rival many of the greats. While Rickman may have started his film career later in life compared to his peers, starring in 'Die Hard' at age 42, he spent the next 27 years bringing joy to audiences worldwide.
A statement released from Rickman's family today stated: "The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends". Rickman leaves behind his wife Rima Horton who he married in 2015 privately after being together since he was 19 and she was 18.
While this is sad news indeed it is important to reflect on not just the man who has passed but all of the amazing work he leaves behind. Use the clip below as a reminder of the wit he possessed alongside his ability to scare you shitless. RIP Hans.