British Actor Alan Rickman Dead at 69

ABC NEWS– snapeBritish actor Alan Rickman has died, his rep confirmed. He was 69.

Rickman was best known for playing villain Hans Gruber in “Die Hard” and Severus Snape in the “Harry Potter” franchise.

Other notable films in which he appeared were “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,” “Sense and Sensibility” and “Love Actually.” In 2007, he starred alongside Johnny Depp in “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”

Rickman won a Golden Globe, an Emmy and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his portrayal of Rasputin in “Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny.”

Rickman also directed Emma Thompson in the 1997 film “The Winter Guest” and Kate Winslet in 2014’s “A Little Chaos.”

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