Well known English actor Alan Rickman who is best known for Indian fans for his role of Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series is no more. The legendary actor has died today at the age of 69 following a battle with cancer. His death was confirmed on Thursday by his family who said that he died "surrounded by family and friends"Several actors from harry Potter paid tribute to the actor.
Daniel Radcliffe wrote that Rickman was "one of the greatest actors I will ever work with" as well as "one of the loyalest and most supportive people". Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling took to twitter to express grief on death of actor.
"Although he didn't make it to 80, we know this would have been true! You'll #Always be our Snape! #RIPAlanRickman pic.twitter.com/q9xj5mP7Ey"
- Always J.K. Rowling (@AlwaysJKRowling) January 14, 2016'
The actor is known for his distinctive voice and he first shot to global fame in 1988, when he starred as Hans Gruber, the villain opposite Bruce Willis in Die Hard.