Harry Potter film actor Alan Rickman, RIP

This video from the USA says about itself:

14 January 2016

This morning we found out that Alan Rickman was taken from us at the age of 69 from cancer. John Iadarola delivers his Final Judgment on Alan Rickman.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Film and stage star Rickman dies age 69

Friday 15th January 2016

ACTOR and film director Alan Rickman died from cancer yesterday aged 69.

The highly respected star and Labour supporter, hailing from a working-class west London family, had a prolific career on stage and screen after graduating from drama school Rada in 1974.

He shot to stardom in 1988 when he played Bruce Willis’s nemesis Hans Gruber in Die Hard before attracting a new generation of fans playing Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films.

Mr Rickman’s wife Rima Horton was a Labour councillor for Kensington and Chelsea and he once said in an interview that he “was born a card-carrying member of the Labour Party.”

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said Mr Rickman was “one of the greatest actors of his generation.”

Guardian journalist Katherine Viner worked with Mr Rickman on a play called My Name is Rachel Corrie, which he directed, about a US campaigner killed in Gaza by an Israeli army bulldozer while trying to protect a Palestinian family’s home from demolition.

Ms Viner described him as “the most loyal, playful and generous of friends.”

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