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    Alan Rickman dead

    Alan Rickman, Harry Potter and Die Hard actor, dies aged 69 - BBC News

    Alan Rickman, Harry Potter and Die Hard actor, dies aged 69



    Actor Alan Rickman, known for films including Harry Potter, Die Hard, Truly Madly Deeply and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, has died at the age of 69.

    The star was suffering from cancer, his family said.
    He became one of Britain's best-loved acting stars thanks to roles including Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films and Hans Gruber in Die Hard.

    He also won a Bafta Award for playing the Sheriff of Nottingham in 1991's Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
    A family statement said: "The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends."

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    that's a shame

    wonderful voice
    loved him as snape

    my wife really fancied him too

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    Oh, what a shame- one of my fave character actors (always the bad guy). RIP, died too young.

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    Not to disparage their passing away would it not be a public service to know what kind of cancer afflicted these guys like Bowie and Rickman?
    Seems to be a media taboo to discuss reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    owch

    that's a shame

    wonderful voice
    loved him as snape

    my wife really fancied him too
    Surprised and saddened as well.
    Always like his ability to create a variety of characters and roles - easily comfortable with the heavy as well as the light-hearted.

    RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl View Post
    Not to disparage their passing away would it not be a public service to know what kind of cancer afflicted these guys like Bowie and Rickman?
    Seems to be a media taboo to discuss reality.
    Bowie was reportedly liver cancer. No idea on rickman as of yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl View Post
    Not to disparage their passing away would it not be a public service to know what kind of cancer afflicted these guys like Bowie and Rickman?
    Seems to be a media taboo to discuss reality.
    Why would it be a "public service" to invade the family's privacy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    RIP, died too young.
    69 is the new 27

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl View Post
    Not to disparage their passing away would it not be a public service to know what kind of cancer afflicted these guys like Bowie and Rickman?
    Seems to be a media taboo to discuss reality.
    Why would it be a "public service" to invade the family's privacy?

    Clearly you haven't thought about it have you!

    Cancer is a serious epidemic.

    There is an epidemic of cancer today. One in three Americans will be diagnosed with cancer, often before the age of 65.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/19/op...8287.html?_r=0

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    How does one come by such a distinctive voice? Great character actor. RIP

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