Harry Potter star Alan Rickman dies at 69

This week saw another sad loss of a great star.

British actor Alan Rickman, best known for his portrayal as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter movies, sadly lost his battle with cancer at just 69.

Rickman appeared in all eight of the films, and was also known for his roles in Love Actually and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves to name a few.

Here’s a collection of scenes showing exactly why we loved him as Professor Snape.

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Sadly the news comes just days after David Bowie’s death, who also died aged 69 of the same illness.

It’s is indeed a sad, sad day for Potter fans across the globe, but his spirit and talent will continue to live on through the wonderful characters he has brought to our screens over the years.

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