Famed Actor Alan Rickman Dead at 69

Famed British actor Alan Rickman has died following a battle with cancer.

(CNN) – Alan Rickman, the British actor known for roles in films including “Die Hard” and the Harry Potter series, has died after a short battle with cancer, a source familiar with his career said Thursday.

He was 69.

Rickman is best known for his role as Hans Grueber in Die Hard. He stared alongside Bruce Willis. More recent fame came from his role as Snape in the Harry Potter film series.

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