Alan Rickman death: What type of cancer Alan Rickman had, funeral details not available
Alan Rickman, a renowned actor and stage artist is dead. His family in a short note released to the media said that the actor died of cancer. He was 69.
He was a top of the line stage artist with a great voice. Trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Rickman usually played negative roles.
Born in the year 1946, Rickman had to struggle initially to get noticed and make his mark. Success came his way a bit late as it was in the early eighties that he started being taken seriously.
Hollywood has suffered massive loss in the last one week. First David Bowie passed away suddenly and then Alan Rickman. The two losses have rocked the industry and their fans throughout the world.
Though he appeared in different characters and played many roles, but the world, particularly Harry Potter fans will remember him for his impeccable role in Harry Potter saga. His role as Professor Snape cannot be forgotten by anyone who has watched the saga.
He was among the top actors of his generation and was very versatile. Rickman was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, performing in modern and classical theatre productions. Though he entered the industry early, recognition came much later. 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.
Another memorable role that he played was that on a psychopathic villain in “Die Hard” in the year 1988. He portrayed 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.”
The whole Hollywood seems to be mourning his death. In a statement Kate Winslet said, â€œAlan was an exceptionally warm and giving man and an utterly phenomenal actor and gifted director. I remember being so intimidated by him when we worked together when I was 19 [in Sense and Sensibility], because he had such a powerful and commanding presence. And that voice! Oh, that voice â€¦ But the reality of course, was that he was the kindest and best of men. He had the patience of a saint. He was a warm-hearted puppy dog, who would do anything for anyone if it made them happyâ€.
In a statement Patrick Stewart says, â€œAlan was perhaps our most distinctive and unique stage and film performer, with a voice and phrasing that teased and taunted, mocked and despaired. I first worked with him at the RSC in Peter Brookâ€™s 1978 production of Antony and Cleopatra, with Glenda Jackson. As the Major-Domo of Cleopatraâ€™s court he was commanding, witty and cynical. His world-weary tolerance of those around him stays with me vividly. He is irreplaceableâ€. In the meantime his funeral details are still to be announced.