Rickman died after his battle with cancer, and his family notes that he was surrounded by friends and family at the time of his death.
Rickman is best known to us as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter movies, delivering one of if not THE most memorable performances in the entire series. Of course, the British actor is also known for his stellar performance opposite Bruce Willis in the original Die Hard, in which he played the role of the villain, Hans Gruber — a part that he was actually offered just two days after arriving in Los Angeles when he was 41.
Rickman also played the role of a sheriff of Nottingham in 1991 in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, the husband in Love, Actually, and he spoofed his own persona in Galaxy Quest.
Everyone here at NerdMuch.com would like to extend our condolences to Rockman’s family and friends.