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Alan Rickman of Harry Potter fame dies at 69: What type of cancer did Alan Rickman have?

Alan Rickman of Harry Potter fame dies at 69: What type of cancer did Alan Rickman have?

Alan Rickman of Harry Potter fame dies at 69: What type of cancer did Alan Rickman have?

Alan Rickman’s death has shocked his longtime fans across the world. He was 69 and was suffering from cancer. Nonetheless very few people had any idea if he was suffering from the killer disease. It is still not clear as to what sort of cancer he was suffering from.

While there are many successful films whose actors and directors may not be well known outside USA or Canada, but Alan Rickman was someone who was equally popular throughout the world. His role in Harry Potter films had made him a household name throughout the world. From Manhattan to Mogadishu people recognized him instantly.

He was not just a great actor but was a classically-trained stage star who was usually seen in sensual screen villain in the “Harry Potter” besides other films. He had a great voice that he used so impeccably throughout his acting career spanning over four decades.Alan Rickman harry potter

While announcing his unfortunate death, his family in a short statement said that Rickman had died after a battle with cancer. Nonetheless it was a shock for many people who had good relation with him as many people didn’t have any idea that he was suffering from cancer. He was expected to speak in London later this month. From being part of the Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company to the “Harry Potter” films he has done different roles. His critics claim that he did justice to all roles he played.

Despite the fact that he played the role of villain, he was a loved figure. There is no denying the fact that most of the time he played the role of a villain or a bad guy. Trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Rickman played such role with aplomb as with his rich, languid voice he could invest evil with wicked, irresistible relish. He has played very different roles in different films and received appreciation and admiration from critics and fans alike. He played the role of psychopathic villain Hans Gruber in “Die Hard” in 1988; a deceased lover who consoles his bereaved partner in 1990’s “Truly Madly Deeply”; the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham in “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” in 1991; and a wayward husband in 2003 romantic comedy “Love Actually.” Due to his role in Harry Potter movies, kids knew Alan Rickman as Professor Snape.

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