Alan Rickman, the British actor known for his impeccable acting in the role of Professor Snape in Harry Potter and Hans Gruber in Die Hard dies at the age of 69.
The statement issued by his family said – “The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends.”
James Phelps who played Fred Weasley in Harry Potter tweeted – “shocked and sad”……”One of the nicest actors I’ve ever met. Thoughts and prayers with his family at this time.”
Alan was also paid tribute by the actor David Morrissey which said – “So sad to hear the news of Alan Rickman. A wonderful actor and lovely man. Tragic news.”
Alan’s twin brother Oliver Phelps who also played George Weasley said – “Terribly sad news about the passing of Alan Rickman. A funny and engaging person who put a shy young actor at ease when I was on HP.”
May Alan’s soul rest in peace! He will be sorely missed by all of us for sure!