Alan Rickman Loses His Battle Against Cancer At Age 69

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Alan Rickman has just lost his battle today against cancer at age 69. It seems like 2016 is starting off the year with a bit of heartbreak. Alan Rickman’s family has released this statement to the public: “The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends.”

Alan Rickman’s type of cancer is yet unknown, or how long ago was Rickman diagnosed with it. This is why his death has caught every one of his fans off-guard.
“There are no words to express how shocked and devastated I am to hear of Alan Rickman’s death. He was a magnificent actor & a wonderful man” – J.K Rowling

“Everybody loved Alan. He was always happy and fun and creative and very, very funny.” – Michael Gambon, who played Dumbledore

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Video: BBC News