has definitely been a rough start of the year. Following the deaths over the last couple weeks of┬áMot├Ârhead's Lemmy┬áKilmister and , it has been reported that actor Alan Rickman has died of cancer at the age of 69, which is ironically the same age and cause of Bowie's death less than a week ago. Alan Rickman is most famous for his villainous roles, including Hans Gruber in Die Hard, The Sheriff of Nottingham in : Prince of Thieves, and┬áJudge Turpin in . His other notable roles include┬áAlexander Dane/┬áDr. Lazarus in Galaxy Quest,┬áMetatron in 's Dogma, and┬áSeverus Snape in the Harry Potter┬áseries. Alan Rickman will most definitely be missed.

Now for some clips from throughout Alan Rickman's career.

Die Hard (1988)
Warning: Contains foul language

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

Galaxy Quest (1999)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)

Actually (2003)

Sweeney Todd: The Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

Warning: Contains graphic violence

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, Part 2 (2011)

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