Alan Rickman of Harry Potter and Royal Shakespeare Company fame dead: What kind of cancer did Alan Rickman have?
Renowned British actor Alan Rickman, who is known more for his impeccable role in Harry Potter films is dead. His family in a press release said the actor died of cancer. He was 69.
Two great British entertainment personalities have left this world in the last few days. Singer and rock and roll artist David Bowie breathed his last on January 11. Merely three days after his unfortunate death, Alan Rickman has died shattering his fans and family and creating gloom all around.
The fact that both the actors have died of cancer and that the two also died at precisely 69 years of age makes their deaths look very similar. In the case ofÂ Alan Rickman, not many people knew he was suffering from cancer. It is yet unknown as to which form of cancer he was fighting.
From being part of the Britainâ€™s Royal Shakespeare Company to the â€œHarry Potterâ€ films he has done different roles. His critics claim that he did justice to all roles he played.
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.”
Notwithstanding the fact that he was widely admired by his fans, he never won an Oscar in a career that spanned parts of four decades. He did win a BAFTA Award for supporting actor in “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” and was nominated three other times, including for his roles in 1990’s “Truly Madly Deeply” and “Sense and Sensibility” in 1995. He won a Golden Globe in 1997 for best actor in the HBO biopic “Rasputin.”