British Actor Alan Rickman died today at the age of 69. Rickman, who is best known for his role as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films, passed away from his struggle with cancer.
According to the BBC, a family statement was released: "The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends."
Tributes to Rickman have been pouring in as the minutes following his passing roll on:
In 1997, Rickman won a Golden Globe for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV" for his portrayal of Grigori Rasputin in Rasputin.
Rickman's death comes just four days after the passing of another fellow Brit, David Bowie, who also passed away at the age of 69 from cancer.
Here are some of Rickman's most famous roles:
Bottle Shock (2008)
(Image: Shocking Bottle Films)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
(Image: Everett Colletion)
Love Actually (2003)
(Image: Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Working Title Films)
Die Hard (1988)
(Image: Twentieth Century Fox)
Harry Potter (2001-2011)