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Still of Alan Rickman in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Still of Alan Rickman in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

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Alan Rickman, the British actor who played the brooding Professor Severus Snape in the "Harry Potter" films years after his film debut as the "Die Hard" villain Hans Gruber, has died after a short battle with cancer, a source familiar with his career said.

Alan Rickman's most memorable characters

Alan Rickman, the British actor who played the brooding Professor Severus Snape in the "Harry Potter" films years after his film debut as the "Die Hard" villain Hans Gruber, has died after a short battle with cancer, a source familiar with his career said.